Viking History
Norse in the Isle of Lewis

Norse in the Isle of Lewis

In 1993 archaeologists from the University of Edinburgh found the remains of eight Late Iron Age houses, dating back to AD 500 – 700, before the Viking Age began.

What they discovered is this early Scottish settlement eventually gave way to the Norse, probably as a popular trading hub. This excavation is the subject of a thesis by Jennifer E. Thoms, which can be read here: https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/7283

http://www.medievalhistories.com/vikings-in-the-isle-of-lewis/