Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Thomas McGovern

Second Advisor

George Hambrecht

Academic Program Adviser

Leo Coleman


This thesis will re-examine the roles of women in the Viking world. Did Viking women dominate the home or did they participate in activities that have traditionally been associated with men? This thesis will bring together historical data and archaeological excavation data to demonstrate that Viking women were leaders.



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