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Grave Goods - A Viking Age cemetery at Pierowall on Westray in Orkney. Some of the finer objects from the more than 15 graves excavated include a brass oval brooch from a woman's grave, a tinned bronze drinking terminal mount, and a refashioned gilt bronze Irish/Pictish brooch with glass settings. A number of weapons were also found, including the two spears, a sword , a shield boss, and a very unusual axe hammer. The burials date from between 850 and 950. http://nms.scran.ac.uk/

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. http://nms.scran.ac.uk/

These objects were found in a woman's grave at Westness on Rousay in Orkney. She died in childbirth and was buried with her valuable jewellery and a range of tools between 850 and 900. The grave goods show that she was a woman of wealth and status. Grave disturbed by farmer so no details of arrangement of items in the grave.

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. http://nms.scran.ac.uk/