Rune Stone Prompts Speculation on Vikings in Scotland

Courier: A runic inscription found in Dalgety Bay near Fife, Scotland has archaeologists speculating on Viking settlements in the area. When a stone tablet bearing Viking runic writings was discovered ten years ago, archaeologists began to speculate on the origin of the stone. Was it left by Viking raiders, or did the Norse settle in the area around Fife? Or, some wonder, is the stone a fake?

The stone and its marking were the subject of discussion recently at the archaeology fair in Dunfermline, where archaeologists and linguists felt they could date the writing but were still at odds about the meaning of the tablet.

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