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tony hipchest
03-12-2010, 04:39 PM
not much to discuss, but a very cool story and find-

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/science/03/12/viking.olympics/index.html?hpt=T2

London, England (CNN) -- They were 51 young men who met a grisly death far from home, their heads chopped off and their bodies thrown into a mass grave.

Their resting place was unknown until last year, when workmen excavating for a road near the London 2012 Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth, England, unearthed the grave. But questions remained about who the men were, how long they had been there and why they had been decapitated.

On Friday, officials revealed that analysis of the men's teeth shows they were Vikings, executed with sharp blows to the head around a thousand years ago. They were killed during the Dark Ages, when Vikings frequently invaded the region.

"To find out that the young men executed were Vikings is a thrilling development," said David Score, project manager for Oxford Archaeology, which excavated the remains. "Any mass grave is a relatively rare find, but to find one on this scale, from this period of history, is extremely unusual and presents an incredible opportunity to learn more about what is happening in Dorset at this time."

Radiocarbon dating had already placed the remains between A.D. 890 and 1030, before the Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon England.

Vincent
03-12-2010, 04:46 PM
Well poo. I thought you were going to tell me the NFC Norris is up for grabs.

tony hipchest
03-12-2010, 04:55 PM
they were 2 vikings short of a roster, although....

Radiocarbon dating had already placed the remains between A.D. 890 and 1030,

:tap: radio carbon dating places brett favre to about 950 A.D.

he's old.

Vincent
03-12-2010, 05:07 PM
radio carbon dating places brett favre to about 950 A.D.

he's old.

His indecisive nature indicates he's been "traveling" for a while.

So given the reputation of "North men" circa 950, who (and how) got the jump on such a large band of those lads that they could dash them into a grave like that?

Saxons... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1257333/Decapitated-Viking-skeletons-Weymouth-ditch.html

SteelersMongol
03-13-2010, 04:36 AM
...On Friday, officials revealed that analysis of the men's teeth shows they were Vikings...

I thought the Packers & the Bears fans had gone crazy when they finally caught up with Favre and AP. :chuckle:

lamberts-lost-tooth
03-13-2010, 04:49 AM
they were 2 vikings short of a roster, although....



:tap: radio carbon dating places brett favre to about 950 A.D.

he's old.

Brett Farve is........The Highlander!!!!:duel:

MACH1
03-13-2010, 12:48 PM
They also found a bungals suck shield buried with the body's.

lamberts-lost-tooth
03-13-2010, 12:55 PM
Any truth to the rumor that Al Davis is giving eye witness details about the killings?

tony hipchest
03-13-2010, 02:37 PM
:sofunny: :sofunny: :sofunny:

devilsdancefloor
03-13-2010, 03:07 PM
you guys take a very cool story and make it funny!

Galax Steeler
03-14-2010, 09:09 AM
Any truth to the rumor that Al Davis is giving eye witness details about the killings?

:toofunny: That is a good one.:chuckle: