These grave goods were found along with some human bones eroding from the sand dunes at Reay in Caithness in 1912. They are characteristic Scandinavian grave goods, indicating a woman's burial dating to around 900 to 1000. Other Viking graves were found nearby. The grave goods comprise brass oval brooches, a bronze ring-headed pin, a steatite spindle whorl, a tinned bronze buckle, an iron horse bit and a small pair of corroded iron tweezers. nms.scran.ac.uk/
Woman's grave with staff - .reconstruction of grave 845 at Birka, by Thórhallúr Thráinsson in an article of magazin The Viking Heritage 'Viking age sorceres' based on the book 'The Viking Way Religion and War in the Later Iron Age of Scandinavia' by Neil Price.
Grave goods buried with a wealthy Viking woman at Westness on Rousay in Orkney. Along with valuable jewellery, she was buried with a range of tools, including these. 850-900AD The iron tools here were used for making textiles & include a long weaving sword used to push the weft together when weaving, remains of 2 heckles (large iron 'combs') for combing plant fibres (linen), a set of shears and a small sickle or reaping hook. nms.scran.ac.uk/