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The Valkyries' LoomThe Archaeology of Cloth Production and Female Power in the North Atlantic$
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Michèle Hayeur Smith

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066622

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066622.001.0001

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Weaving in the Viking Age

Weaving in the Viking Age

Iceland and the North Atlantic Expansion

(p.30) 2 Weaving in the Viking Age
The Valkyries' Loom

Michèle Hayeur Smith

University Press of Florida

This chapter examines the archaeological evidence of Viking Age textile production, using examples from both Iceland and Scotland and comparing the two regions. Many settlers came to Iceland via the British Isles and brought with them cultural traditions from both Norway and the British Isles which are expressed through material culture that reveals both retained traditions and hybridization within these communities of practice.

Keywords:   Viking Age textile, Iceland, Scotland, cultural traditions, Material culture, colonization

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