The Final Report
The Fulford Tapestry
Experts have their say
|As a part of the Jorvik Festival 2007, more of
the finds were resorted, weighed, bagged and photographed by members of the
Finds 1 Finds 2
Finds 3 Finds 4
Iron the metal
These new finds confirm that we have found an area where metalworking
was taking place. The identification of some of the fragments found nearby
as from Scandinavian-style weapons strongly suggests that this is debris
from the battle.
||A second smithing furnace bottom, from the same context as
the first hearth bottom.
There were a number
of iron fragments nearby that a have been tentatively identified as weapon
fragments (part of Norse short sword similar to a seax).
||A large selection of smaller billets came from both the context
of the hearth bottom and from the site of the hoard. These smaller billets
were from the context adjacent to the heavier billets identified earlier,
suggesting that the lighter ones had been moved further from their original
The sample left was one of a number found near the track and about 40m from the
hearth debris. One suggestion is that these are sections broken weapons awaiting