9th Century Irish Viking site Woodstown

Woodstown is a 9th century Viking settlement in Ireland that has been excavated, and the findings are contributing significantly to the Vikings as international merchants ad traders. The fortified site was located with easy access to the oceans. And, there is clear evidence of trading in the form of weights, amber from the Baltics, silver coins from the Near East and weapons from Scandinavia. Additionally the discovery of ships nails indicate at least that ships were repaired at Woodstown.

These are some of the many finding presented in the recently published book “Woodstown: A Viking-age Settlement in County Waterford” by Ian Russell and Maurice Hurley. Also, a selection of the Woodstown artifacts recovered are on permanent display at the Reginald’s Tower in Waterford City, south of Dublin.

Source: IrishArchaeology.ie

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