Hoards in the North: northern identities in Viking hoards
It is ten years since the Silverdale Hoard, one of the largest Viking-age hoards ever found in England, was discovered in a field in Lancashire. To celebrate its display at the JORVIK Viking Centre throughout 2022, the Richard Hall Symposium this year focuses on hoards: their concealment, their rediscovery, and their interpretation. What makes a hoard, and what sorts of evidence do they provide for the societies that assemble and deposit them?
Bringing together invited speakers from across the UK and Ireland, the symposium will consider in particular how questions of identity in the Viking world might be addressed with reference to hoards, and how recent discoveries have shifted our understanding.
The Richard Hall Symposium 2022 is part of our Vikings On Demand series, recordings of our most popular ticketed events from That JORVIK Viking Thing 2021 and 2022 and Archaeology Live 2021. Please note that there is a small charge per viewing which helps us to produce more content in the future. Your purchase gives you access to the film for seven days from the date of purchase.
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