Viking town of Sliasthorp - According to texts from the 8th century, the town served as the centre of power for the first Scandinavian kings. But historians have doubted whether Sliasthorp even existed. This doubt is now starting to falter, as archaeologists from Aarhus University are making one amazing discovery after the other in the German soil. http://sciencenordic.com/legendary-viking-town-unearthed
glass from Birka
"...Many historians have assumed that the idea of plaids (tartans) was relatively new to Scotland in the seventeenth century. Archaeology tells a different story. The Celts have been weaving plaid twills (tartans) for three thousand years at least."
Textile Crafts Textile Crafts was a common female occupation, and here you can see Viking textile gear. At the top of a small tube for needles and a spindle whorl that you could spin with. In the middle a sisare (Viking sax) and at the bottom of a weight to a loom. To the right a glättbräda. On it, you could get clothes ironed by rubbing them with a trowel (pictured one of the glass).