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A New History of the Vikings From Scandinavia to the Silk Road

William Dalrymple Meets Cat Jarman

63 mins watch time

Posted May 2021

History, Art and Culture

Dr Cat Jarman is a bioarchaeologist, specialising in forensic techniques to research the paths of Vikings who came to rest in British soil. By examining teeth that are now over one thousand years old, she can determine childhood diet, and thereby where a person was likely born. With radiocarbon dating, she can ascertain a death date down to the range of a few years. And her research offers new visions of the likely roles of women and children in Viking culture.