Iona project shortlisted for the Current Archaeology Project of the Year award

Iona in the Viking Age: laying a ‘zombie narrative’ to rest

Iona in the Viking Age: laying a ‘zombie narrative’ to rest

Congratulations to Adrián Maldonado, Ewan Campbell, Thomas Owen Clancy, and Katherine Forsyth on being nominated for the Current Archaeology Awards

The traditional story of Iona’s early medieval monastery ends in tragedy and bloodshed, with the religious community wiped out by vicious Viking raiders. Increasingly, though, the archaeological and historical evidence does not support this persistent narrative, as Adrián Maldonado, Ewan Campbell, Thomas Owen Clancy, and Katherine Forsyth report.

Read all about it on https://archaeology.co.uk/awards/research-project-of-the-year-2022.htm


First published: 12 February 2022