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Cat Jarman

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Cat Jarman – River Kings: The Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads  

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Ticket holders have been contacted by the Box Office via email. 

Saturday 11 June: 8pm
Tickets £10, £8

Dr Cat Jarman is a bioarchaeologist, specialising in forensic techniques to research the paths of Vikings who came to rest in British soil. By examining teeth that are now more than 1,000 years old, she can determine childhood diet and thereby where a person was likely born. With radiocarbon dating, she can ascertain a death date down to the range of a few years. And her research offers new visions of the likely roles of women and children in Viking culture. 

In 2017, a carnelian bead came into her temporary possession. River Kings sees her trace its path back to eighth-century Baghdad and India, discovering along the way that the Vikings’ route was far more varied than we might think, that with them came people from the Middle East, not just Scandinavia, and that the reason for this unexpected integration between the Eastern and Western worlds may well have been a slave trade running through the Silk Road and all the way to Britain.

Cat is interviewed by Dr Chloe Duckworth

Running time: 1hr

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