Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Face of Viking Woman Reconstructed

Researchers at the University of Dundee have helped recreate the face of a Viking woman who lived in medieval York. The reconstruction is now being displaced at the JORVIK Viking Centre.

York Archaeological Trust, owner of JORVIK, has used the most advanced scientific and archaeological research techniques to bring York’s Vikings to life and allow the public to come face to face with the most accurate picture of Vikings at two new exhibitions at the Centre, which were launched this week.

The Trust has enlisted the skills of academics at the University of Dundee to produce a facial reconstruction of a female skeleton – one of four excavated at Coppergate in York over 30 years ago.

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