Thanks. These appear to be the remains of those who fell in battle, buried there by the victorious Viking survivors, rather than the victorious locals as the article said.
My respect for the patience of archaeologists was renewed yet again as I read of the work of “reconstructing” the boats based on the soil stains and the bits of metal.
I agree. If the locals had defeated the Vikings in battle, they would not have buried the raiders with this care, if they would have buried them at all.
Thanks for posting, this is a fascinating find. It appears Vikings were on the move well before the dates we have documented in the British Isles and Russia.