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Warriors and Women: the sex ratio of Norse migrants to eastern England up to 900 AD

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McLeod, S, Warriors and Women: the sex ratio of Norse migrants to eastern England up to 900 AD, Early Medieval Europe, 19, (3) pp. 332-353. ISSN 0963-9462 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1468-0254.2011.00323.x

Abstract

Various types of evidence have been used in the search for Norse migrants to eastern England in the latter ninth century. Most of the data gives the impression that Norse females were far outnumbered by males. But using burials that are most certainly Norse and that have also been sexed osteologically provides very different results for the ratio of male to female Norse migrants. Indeed, it suggests that female migration may have been as significant as male, and that Norse women were in England from the earliest stages of the migration, including during the campaigning period from 865. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:British History
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Europe's Past
Author:McLeod, S (Dr Shane McLeod)
ID Code:103485
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:2015-10-13
Last Modified:2015-11-10
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