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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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December 18th 2013:Of Traders and Raiders: Viking Archaeology in the UK

Is the December chill getting to you already? The next time you wish you were warmer, just imagine what life must have been like wintering at a Viking camp in 9th Century England! Tune in tonight at 6pm ET as Viking Age England specialist Dr. Julian Richards discusses his work at sites like Torksey, where the Great Viking Army whiled away the winter months. Learn about the role of this project and others in illuminating Viking Age England, as well as the pursuit of Norse Archaeology in the modern UK. If you’re familiar with films like Valhalla Rising and How to Train Your Dragon, then the

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Dr. Julian Richards

Dr. Julian Richards, is Director of the Archaeology Data Service, and Co-Director of the ejournal Internet Archaeology. Julian first came to York to take part in the Coppergate Viking excavations, and returned in 1986 to lecture on Anglo-Saxon and Viking archaeology. The Department has grown tremendously from when he first joined, when he was only one of 5 staff members with around a dozen students. It now has over 60 staff, with over 300 undergraduates and 100 graduate students. Julian's involvement in archaeological computing began in 1980 when he started his PhD research studying pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon burial ritual. In 1985 he co-authored the first textbook in archaeological compu
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