The only existing Viking Age helmet was found at a Norwegian burial site in1943, among objects which date back to the 900's. Chain mail, three swords, three axes, three spearheads, riding equipment, game pieces and dice were also found. It is believed that one of the buried men was a petty king from the Ringerike area.
The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distinguished by its narrow keel and shallow draught. This made even the largest ocean-going warships suitable for sailing onto beaches and up rivers. Such tactics enabled, for example, the siege of Paris to be carried out in the year 885.
A Viking Age colour palette + bit of info on the dyes. And here's a text only page with a great list of dyes definitely and probably used: www.cs.vassar.edu... And some local colour variations, eg purple in Ireland.
Viking Age, female costume (Mod. C). Viking Age Female Costume. Museum quality reproduction of Iron Age costume, female. Textile, metal and leather by Ø. Engedal. www.arkeoreplika.no, www.bronsereplika.no
Awesome idea by reenactment group Andrimners Hemtagare to recreate viking age graves with real people. The placement of bodies in graves varied wildly and there appears to have been no widespread tradition. This has led some scientists to speculate that funerals involved some form of ritual re-enactment of a 'funerary play' involving the mourners who would arrange the deceased and his possessions in a way that perhaps reflected some significant event in his life.