Book cover of River Kings: A New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads by Cat Jarmanby Dr. Cat Jarman

Follow an epic story of the Viking Age that traces the historical trail of an ancient piece of jewelry found in a Viking grave in England to its origins thousands of miles east in India.

An acclaimed bioarchaeologist, Catrine Jarman has used cutting-edge forensic techniques to spark her investigation into the history of the Vikings who came to rest in British soil. By examining teeth that are now over one thousand 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 enlightening new visions of the roles of women and children in Viking culture.

Interview with the Author

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Cat Jarman: River Kings 
2/24/21        36 min

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The Vikings’ global connections
2/22/21         41 min

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689 Cat Jarman’s River Kings
4/26/21        35 min

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River Kings: Epic Stories of the Viking Age 
2/1/22          32 min

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Cat Jarman on the True Provenance of an Ancient Piece of Jewelry
2/12/22        34 min

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River Kings: Cat Jarman in conversation with William Dalrymple
3/10/22            38 min

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