Whale hunting during the Vendel Period and Viking Age


Whale hunting occurred extensively already in the 6th century, Whalebone was used for e.g. gaming pieces, but the hunting also show extensive trade routes, resource utilisation and human influences on the marine systems.

Andreas Hennius and John Ljungkvist from our department present results in the paper Whalebone Gaming Pieces: Aspects of Marine Mammal Exploitation in Vendel and Viking Age Scandinavia.

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