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Description

In 1976, archaeologists dug down until they reached the Viking town of Jorvik (York). They found artefacts including gold and silver jewellery revealing that the Vikings were craftsmen and artists as well as soldiers and raiders.
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First broadcast:
28 September 1987

Classroom Ideas

Pupils could try the technique of making a raised pattern in soft metal, using a hammer, an iron nail and a tin lid. They could try copying some of the patterns they see in the Viking artefact in the clip, or they could use photographs from books as a source. Ask pupils to look out for fragments of china and metal in regularly dug areas, such as flower beds. Make a class collection of any finds. Visit a local museum to see archaeological finds made in the neighbourhood. Are there any Viking or Anglo-Saxon artefacts?