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Vikings in Scotland: an Archaeological Survey

  title={Vikings in Scotland: an Archaeological Survey},
  author={James Graham‐Campbell and Colleen E. Batey},
This text provides a full overview of the archaeology of the Vikings in Scotland, incorporating many results from fieldwork and excavation. This work has necessitated a thorough re-appraisal of our knowledge of the process, nature and extent of Scandinavian settlement in Scotland. Concentrating on the Viking and Late Norse periods which span the 8th-to-13th centuries in northern and western Scotland, the chronological range allows for the Norse impact to be placed in its wider context… 

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