In 1274, King Magnus VI, the Law Mender, united the entire Norwegian kingdom under one common law: the Code of the Realm
Genetic analysis and archaeological insight combine to reveal the ancient origins of the fallow deer, the results have been published in two new studies
The Mongolian Arc: exploring a monumental 405-kilometer wall system in Eastern Mongolia, constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries A.D.
Vikings in Varnhem, Sweden, suffered from tooth decay: lesions and abrasions on teeth reveal dental problems and attempted treatments
Blood, sacrifice and drunkenness: how Christmas was celebrated in the Viking Age, with the transition to the Christian era, the celebration took on a new meaning
Ancient DNA analysis reveals how the rise and fall of the Roman Empire shifted populations in the Balkans, according to a study in Cell
Herlaugshaugen burial, in mid-Norway, shows Scandinavia’s oldest known ship burial; the mound was constructed during the Merovingian period
‘Bone biographies’ reveal life and times of medieval England’s common people: the hard-knock lives of those who lived in Cambridge
Is the Melun Diptych, 15th century French painting, depicting an Acheulean handaxe, an ancient stone tool used by hominins?
Shipboard cannon found off Marstrand on the Swedish coast may be the oldest in Europe; the study has been published in The Mariner’s Mirror