Exploring Viking and Anglo-Saxon Shields
Although shields were primarily used for defence in the early medieval period, they were also a symbol of a warrior and the comradeship of the shield wall, where each warrior fought for and protected his neighbour. In this activity, the children will:
1.consider the military uses of a shield and its greater significance
2.view high quality images of shield components and consider how they were constructed
3.design and make their own shield
4.review archaeological evidence for the construction and status the shield.
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Created: Apr 15, 2015

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