From daily The Independent in Britain today:
1,500-year-old Viking settlement discovered underneath Norwegian airport
The site discovered expands across an area roughly the size of 13 football pitches
A 1,500-year-old Viking settlement has been discovered underneath an airport in Norway.
1,500-year-old means 6th century AD. So, well before the Viking age, of Scandinavian attacks in non-Scandinavian countries, is said to begin, about 790 AD. I would call it a pre-Viking settlement, not a Viking settlement.
During expansion work on the Ørland Airport, archaeologists found a plot of ancient land that reportedly to expand across 91,000 square metres – just under the size of 13 football pitches.
Some of the artefacts pulled from the excavation site include jewellery, animal bones and a shard from a green glass goblet.
It is believed the area was inhabited by a fishing community, with a large proportion of the site…
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