IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1623: The Viking Winter-Camp at Torksey, Lincolnshire, I

Thursday 12 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Dawn Hadley, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Dawn Hadley, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
Paper 1623-aThe Viking Winter-Camp at Torksey: A Review
(Language: English)
Julian D. Richards, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites
Paper 1623-bMetalwork from the Torksey Viking Site
(Language: English)
Andrew Woods, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Numismatics
Paper 1623-cThe Pottery Industry at Torksey
(Language: English)
Gareth Perry, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Daily Life
Abstract

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle reports that the viking ‘great army’ over-wintered at Torksey on the River Trent in 872-3. Until recently, the nature of the settlement was obscure. However, the activities of metal-detectorists have begun to reveal large amounts of metalwork, suggesting both that the army came to a pre-existing settlement of some significance and that a Scandinavian signature continues to be visible into the 10th century. These two sessions report on the results of a new research project, exploring the archaeological evidence from Torksey and setting the site into its broader context.