project . 2019 - 2024 . On going

SILVER

Silver and the Origins of the Viking Age
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 802349 Call for proposal: ERC-2018-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,499,830 EURFunder Contribution: 1,499,830 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Mar 2019
    End Date
    31 Aug 2024
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
This project will address one of the enduring questions of medieval studies - the origins of the Viking Age (c. 750-1050 AD) - through an interdisciplinary (archaeological, archaeometric and numismatic) study of silver from early Viking-Age Scandinavia.  In doing so, it will provide the first large-scale, systematic and empirically-based answers to the outstanding questions of where, when and why the Viking Age began, casting vital new light on what is widely recognised to be a pivotal episode of cultural expansion in Eurasia. As the only surviving physical evidence from the spoils of Viking expansion, silver has unique potential to elucidate the early developme...
Description
This project will address one of the enduring questions of medieval studies - the origins of the Viking Age (c. 750-1050 AD) - through an interdisciplinary (archaeological, archaeometric and numismatic) study of silver from early Viking-Age Scandinavia.  In doing so, it will provide the first large-scale, systematic and empirically-based answers to the outstanding questions of where, when and why the Viking Age began, casting vital new light on what is widely recognised to be a pivotal episode of cultural expansion in Eurasia. As the only surviving physical evidence from the spoils of Viking expansion, silver has unique potential to elucidate the early developme...
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