Em's Compendium

~Lebe, liebe und stehe dazu~

Resource Library of Research and Information About Viking/Varangian Burial Finds

*** Please note that this page is a work in progress and is only acting as an online bibliography or research library to share links to resources for those interested in Viking Studies. As time goes on, I have the full intent to better organize this page, for now the organization will go by the country where the burial find occurred. If you have any resources to share and you would like to see added to this page, please feel free to contact me. I will credit you for your contribution. ***


1.  Lewins, Shelagh. “A Viking Pinafore.” Shelagh's Website, Shelagh Lewins, 2003, http://www.shelaghlewins.com/reenactment/hedeby_apron/hedeby_apron.htm. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017. This article is an annotated summary of Inga Hägg's report on the Trägerrock of the Hedeby harbour finds that was published in German. The report was translated by Rachel Kellett, and the summary written by Shelagh Lewins.


1.  Ingstad, Anne Stine. “The textiles in the Oseberg ship.” The Textiles of the Oseberg Ship, http://forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/Oseberg/textiles/TEXTILE.HTM. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017.

2.  Ingstad, Anne Stine. “A new theory on the costumes of the Oseberg Queen and her attendant.” A new theory on the costumes of the Oseberg Queen and her attendant,http://forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/Oseberg/dress/OSEBERG.HTM. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017. This is a translated excerpt of the chapter "Hva var textilerne vært brugt til?" ('What were the textiles used for?') from: Christensen, Arne Emil., et al. Osebergdronningens grav: vår arkeologiske nasjonalskatt i nytt lys. ISBN 82-516-1423-6. Oslo, Schibsted, 1992.


1.  Linderholm, Anna. “Migration in Prehistory : DNA and stable isotope analyses of Swedish skeletal material.” Stockholm University Library, Migration in Prehistory : DNA and stable isotope analyses of Swedish skeletal material, Stockholm University, Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens kultur, 30 Apr. 2008, urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7479. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017.

2.   Rundkvist, Martin. “Birka Graves On-Line.” Aardvarchaeology, ScienceBlogs, 23 May 2008, http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2008/05/23/birka-graves-online/. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017. 


1.  Zubkova E., Orfinskaya O., Mihailov K. Studies of the Textiles from the 2006 Excavation in Pskov // North European Symposium from Archaeological Textiles X. Ancient Textiles series Vol. 5. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2010. P.291-298. Academia.com, 2010, https://www.academia.edu/23729219/Zubkova_E._Orfinskaya_O._Mihailov_K._Studies_of_the_Textiles_from_the_2006_Excavation_in_Pskov_North_European_Symposium_from_Archaeological_Textiles_X._Ancient_Textiles_series_Vol._5._Oxford_Oxbow_Books_2010._P.291-298. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017.

2.  Kharlashov, B. N. “Archaeological Excavations at the Ust-Smolka Cemetery in Izborsk in 2016.” Archaeological Society of the Pskov Region, 23 Dec. 2016, http://arheologpskov.ru/index.php/news/nashi-novosti/320-arkheologicheskie-raskopki-na-mogilnike-ust-smolka-v-izborske-v-2016-godu. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017.

3.   Kolpakova, Yulia. “ Chamber Scandinavian burials from the excavations of the 2000s. in Pskov (Cells 1-2).” Клуб любителей исторической реконструкции Усадьба, Усадьба, http://usadba-psk.narod.ru/vargost.htm. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017.

4.   “Fabric Treasure by E. Zubkova, O. Orfinskaya, D.S. Likhacheva. found on Pskov Archeological Center Website, ranslation Translation by Lady Sofya la Rus, Mka Lisa Kies.” Sofya la Rus' in these Current Middle Ages, 29 July 2007, http://www.sofyalarus.info/Russia/Garb/PskovTranslation.html. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017.

5.  Beatson, Peter. “New discovery of Viking Age clothing from Pskov, Russia E. Zubkova, O. Orfinskaya, D. Likhachev [1] Notes and summary by Peter Beatson (NVG Miklagard).” Christobel & Peter’s Homepage, Peter Beatson, 2007,http://members.ozemail.com.au/~chrisandpeter/index.html. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017.


1.  “OBJECTS FROM A FEMALE BURIAL-PLACE. KIEV.” Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Russian Federation, Kiev State Historical Museum, www.svyatayarus.ru/pda/reference/treasure/5_inventar_jenpog/index.php?lang=en. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017.

Online Bibliographies and Libraries

1.  “Reconstruction.” Club of historical modeling and reconstruction "Kaup", KAUP, http://club-kaup.narod.ru/en/index.htm. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017. List of Russian articles and books, as well as online links related to Viking, Viking Rus, and Slavic Studies.

2.  “Publications.” Mosfell Archaeological Project (MAP), Arcadia, http://www.viking.ucla.edu/mosfell_project/publications.html. Accessed 27 Sept. 2017. The Mosfell Archaeological Project is an interdisciplinary research project concentrating on the region of Mosfell in southwestern Iceland and heavily impacts Viking Studies. This is link is to an online library of research articles, books, and specialist reports related to the Mosfell Archaeological Project.