THE VIKING Coppergate Woman

02.24.2020 - By What'sHerName

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Coppergate Woman’s skeleton in situ at the excavation site
photo courtesy of York Archaeological Trust
Dive into the stinky filth of everyday Viking life as Katie presents Olivia with a mystery. It’s not so much a Whodunnit as a WhoWASit: the skeleton of a woman found in a shallow grave on the banks of York’s River Foss. What can her bones, and all the other delightfully disgusting bits of evidence from Viking York, tell us about the mysterious Coppergate Woman?
Katie is on location at the Jorvik Viking Center in York, England, with guest Dr. Chris Tuckley.
 
 
 
 
Chris Tuckley received his PhD at the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, in 2009. He has worked for York Archaeological Trust since 2004, and is currently YAT’s Head of Interpretation and Engagement, based at the JORVIK Viking Centre.

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