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Dendrochronological dating of the Viking Age ship burials at Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune, Norway

  • Niels Bonde (a1) and Arne Emil Christensen (a2)

Dendrochronology now provides a date, exact nearly to the year, for three Viking Age burial mounds of special importance for chronology in Scandinavia and across early medieval northern Europe. Their dating used to depend on the style of the carved wooden artefacts in the grave goods; now the grave-goods are exactly and independently dated by the tree-rings, those same links will provide dating bridges across the Viking world.

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