Sunday, February 18, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 pm FREE with RSVP (Museum admission not included) Suitable for kids ages 8 and up A True Viking: Tales of the Ardnamurchan Boat Burial with Oliver Harris, University of Leicester Take a step back in time to the age of Vikings and explore the extraordinary findings from the excavation of the first Viking boat burial discovered on the UK mainland. Revealing powerful connections to places across the Viking world and distant past, this rare site featured a multitude of grave objects commonly associated with a high status burial. By using traditional excavating techniques – namely, digging – combined with cutting edge archaeological science, we are provided a window into the life and biography of a Viking who lived more than 1000 years ago. Real People of the Viking Age: Spectacular Finds from Birka with Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson,The Swedish History Museum The Viking Age is a time of legends, heroes, villains and iconic placed. It is easy to forget that it also consisted of real, living people. Through the archaeological material of burials, we meet some of the inhabitants of teh Viking Age town of Birka in Sweden. Their life stories reveal a time of distant travels, new discoveries, trade and technological inventions, but also violence, warfare and disease. What was it like to live in a Viking town? Who were the REAL people of the Viking Age?