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Episode 55 - Bj581 - The Grave Formerly Known as Male

April 1st, 2019

Episode 55 – The grave formerly known as male - BJ581

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

South Park, The TARDIS and Midsummer – all places that are psychoreactive, containing just what’s needed for that week’s episode.

WHS trowels – the only ones for excavation as far as British archaeology is concerned : https://www.pasthorizonstools.com/WHS_Archaeology_trowel_p/trowhs4.htm

Raid on Lindersfarne in the Ango-Saxon chronicles – 793AD https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/lindisfarne-priory/History/viking-raid/

“on chicken legs” – Kate was thinking of the house of Baba Yaga https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Yaga

Harris Matrix a diagram which shows the relationship of features and soils to each other: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_matrix

Hansard Website – the going’s on of the Houses of Parliament http://www.hansard-archive.parliament.uk/

Chair made from swords – reference to the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones https://gameofthrones.fandom.com/wiki/Iron_Throne

Oseberg Ship burial https://www.khm.uio.no/english/visit-us/viking-ship-museum/exhibitions/oseberg/

Sutton Hoo https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-hoo

Ibn Fadlan’s account of the burial of a Rus Chieftain: https://ethicsofsuicide.lib.utah.edu/selections/ibn-fadlan/

Beowulf, the burial part at the end: https://www.litcharts.com/lit/beowulf/beowulf-s-funeral-lines-3110-3182

Xena, Warrior Princess https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112230/

Ocam’s razor https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam%27s_razor

“We know nothing, Jon Snow” https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/you-know-nothing-jon-snow

If you want the original excavation reports and drawings from 1878: the excavators diary is in Swedish https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Stolpe#/media/File:Birka_Stolpe_1875.jpg but there is a famous image of the excavated burial: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Stolpe#/media/File:Viking_grave_Bj_581_in_Birka,_Sweden_by_Hjalmar_Stolpe_in_1889.png

If you want four pages from the whole thing, head here: http://historiska.se/birka/digitala-resurser/filer/pdf/Stolpe1878.pdf

Here’s the original paper announcing the osteology result in 2017: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319559178_A_female_Viking_warrior_confirmed_by_genomics

This is the most recent paper published in Feb 2019: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/viking-warrior-women-reassessing-birka-chamber-grave-bj581/7CC691F69FAE51DDE905D27E049FADCD

The Wikipedia page has some good references to explore this further: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birka_female_Viking_warrior

 

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