Focus on the woodcraft of Viking times, the detail, the faces, creatures, expressings, the doubletakes where a figure appears to be facing both stage right and straight ahead at the same time, but is really staring straight ahead at you. Here, the Oseberg ship burial, dating from about 820 AD. See http://home.online.no/~joeolavl/viking/osebergskipet.htm
Viking burials. These took a variety of forms: cremation and burial ("onhumation"), cremation and placement in a formation of large stones in the outline of a ship, burial of an actual wooden ship with the remains on board, cremated? or whole?, and with goods and animal sacrifices (often horses) on board and around, and simple graves. See http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5577/
The home-run of unearthing Viking burial ships, is the Oseberg ship 834 CE, where much woodcraft, evidence of vast trading routes, lifestyle, has been preserved. Two women were buried here, one with great pomp-accoutrements, the other less so. A queen? What was that status then? Oseberg itself is to the south, and its trove was carried off by central culture people, for tourist ease, to Oslo. See its write-up, from an Irish source, Ireland as a Viking favorite not only for loot, but for settling; see . http://irisharchaeology.ie/2012/09/the-oseberg-viking-ship-burial/
And, for cooking; a pot.
Fabrics also were found, showing source areas as far away as the Black Sea.