During the viking age and in some areas well into the 19th century writing was done by carving text into thin pieces of wood. For this purpose a special alphabet was used, the runes. This category is for sites dealing with the rune alphabet from a scientific/academic viewpoint.

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American Runestones
A Yahoo Club for the discussion of the Kensington, Heavener, and other runestones.
Arild Hauges Runes
Explanations on the different European Futharks, Norse art, religion and history. [Norwegian and English versions]
Blekinge's Most Ancient Runic Inscriptions
Located in southeast Sweden, exist some of the Old Futhark inscriptions written in Semitic language and intimately associated with a fertility cult, and includes images, a map, and related inscriptions.
A Casting of Runes Webring
A webring dedicated to sites about runes... their history, myths, and other information.
The Elder Futark
Information on the proper strokes to carve with images.
Mystery of the Futhark Alphabet
Claim that the futhark and the Turkish gokturk alphabet have a common origin.
Runes
Article on the background of the alphabet with illustrations.
Your Name in Runes
Your name in old Viking runes by javascript program.

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