Monday 29 June 2015
Tuesday 16 June 2015
British scientists searching for evidence of Norse colonisation in the communities of the Cotentin peninsula warn of ‘sensitivities’ over the issue
British researchers on Monday began collecting the DNA of residents from Normandy in northern France in search of Viking heritage, but the project has raised concerns amongst some local anti-racism activists.
Around a hundred volunteers from the Cotentin peninsula area are giving DNA samples to academics at the University of Leicester, who are trying to find descendants of the Vikings who invaded what is now Normandy in the 9th century.
The aim is to learn more about “the intensity of the Scandinavian colonisation” in the 9th and 10th centuries in the Cotentin Peninsula, said Richard Jones, a senior history lecturer at the University of Leicester.Read the rest of this article...
Field Trip to Worth, Arlington, Bishopstone, Sompting and Poling
Guide: David Beard MA, FSA
11 July 2015
Pick up 8:00 am at London Embankment
A visit to five Anglo-Saxon Churches.