The Vikings were famous for surrounding their dead
with rocks in the shape of a boat, the MacThoys
opted for the shape of a drinking vessel,
Keg of Death. It is a tradition
that carried on late into the
Below is a sketch of one of the gravesites.
funerary is fairly large indicating the MacThoi
lived and died in this region for several
This particular grave contained a fully dressed
male wearing a silver necklace with the MacThoy
crest on it. Also a drinking stein and a
lute were found.
rocks placed over the grave have been included
in the sketch to complete the picture.
Typical MacThoy graves are sparse with funerary
gifts. To notable exceptions. The
skeleton of a female found at the site was found
buried with steins and brewing spoons.
Also, the remains of an adult male with a chain
mail codpiece was unearthed.
It was also strewn with over 2, 000 fetishes
(ranging from braids of
hair to jewelry). It is suspected that
this rich gravesite does not indicate his
leadership in the tribe but rather that he was a
Five new graves were found. Thorgrim Labs is
working on aging & sexing the skeletons as well as
studying their teeth to determine what food
conditions were like when they were alive.
One grave robbed shortly after burial.
Robbers accidentally pulled a limb out of it socket.
It was discovered near the grave.