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The Ancient Slavs: Early Slavic Weapons, Wariors and Warfare. Slav military tactics, oranization and society. The culture and military history of the ancient and early Slavs, from their origins to their split into Eastern, Western and Southern Slavs.

Ancient boundaries are the strongest

GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage ... shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in 450-600AD. The project, carried out by Oxford University, is particularly interesting because it would seem that this genetic make-up bears out those old traditions and clichés about how [people] relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take…

Jarlshof - near Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain; the Viking settlement of the Jarlshof site was hidden until a storm in the late 1800s exposed some of the remains from late Iron Age buildings (before 800 AD); built in a circular fashion around a central hub with small rooms and storage areas leading off of it.

immigrants from Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany spoke a cluster of related dialects falling within the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. Their language began to develop its own distinctive features in isolation from the continental Germanic languages, and by 600 A.D. had developed into what we call Old English or Anglo-Saxon, covering the territory of most of modern England.

A boat burial from Kaupang, Norway, early tenth century. Illustration by Þórhallur Þráinsson, © Neil Price

A boat burial from Kaupang, Norway, early tenth century. Illustration by Þórhallur Þráinsson, © Neil Price

Viking Age molds for making silver pendants--Crucifixes & Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer). The far right mold could be used for making either depending on the customer. Mjolnir pendants only became popular to compete with the crosses worn by those with the new religion at the spread of Christianity.

25 maps that explain the English language

The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain was a consequence of the migration of Germanic peoples from continental Germania during the Early Middle Ages, after the demise of Roman rule in the 5th century. These peoples are traditionally divided into Angles, Saxons and Jutes, but research conducted in the early 20th century suggests that a wide range of Germanic peoples from the North Sea coasts of Frisia, Lower Saxony, and Jutland may have moved to Britain in this era.

Treasures of the Vikings

Worship: A talismanic figure of Odin, king of the gods, accompanied by his two ravens Huginn and Muninn

"Inside the Viking Chieftain Hall Rodeborg. The house is located in the Rosala Viking Center in Finland. Viking age artifacts from 800–1000 AD have been found on the islands of Rosala and Hitis in the Southern Finland."

Information, videos and "Dig it up" Game at BBC's Primary History on the Anglo-Saxons.