uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
The Portormin (Dunbeath) Runestone
The University of Nottingham.
2015 (English)In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 1892-0950, Vol. 6, 153-170 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A stone with a short runic inscription was discovered on the beach at Portormin Harbour in Dunbeath, Caithness, in 1996. The find attracted some press attention at the time, but has been largely ignored by the runological com­mu­nity amid doubts over its authenticity. There has, however, been no detailed dis­cussion of the stone in a public arena. A description of the inscription is followed by discussion of several interpretations. There are good reasons for suspecting that the carvings are of modern origin, but the matter cannot be settled with certainty; the case invites comparison with the controversies sur­rounding runic inscriptions in North America.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2015. Vol. 6, 153-170 p.
Keyword [en]
older runes, Caithness, Scotland, modern runic inscriptions, suspect runic inscriptions, methodology, find report
National Category
Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-280532OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-280532DiVA: diva2:922591
Available from: 2016-04-23 Created: 2016-03-11 Last updated: 2016-04-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(916 kB)45 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 916 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf
fulltext(519 kB)11 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.epubFile size 519 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/epub+zip

In the same journal
Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies
Specific Languages

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 56 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 108 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link