Viking Bone and Antler craft
The galleries cover different types of objects made of bone or antler, with the exception of combs which are displayed on another CD-R that can be ordered from ArkeoDok (www.arkeodok.com). In all, there are more then 300 pictures showing different types of objects made of bone, antler or ivory. There are also some pictures showing the raw material, and also, like for spindle whorls, some examples made of other material than bone, like stone or metal. The measurement of the objects are at all times in centimetres.
Most of the objects are from the island of Gotland, Sweden, or from mainland Sweden, mainly from the town of Birka. Still, some of the objects represented are very typical of the Viking Age use of bone or antler, especially when it comes to needles.
Most of the objects are from the 9th-11th century, but many objects look the same as those from the Early Iron Age well into the Middle Ages.