Consider the womenfolk. At one time we thought, "golly, they must have been sitting around their hovels covered entirely in animal skins, whiling away the time until their men came home triumphant after pillaging half the European mainland."
But now we're learning that instead of dressing "conservatively", archaeologists have discovered that "Scandinavian beauties combined Nordic with oriental styles, adorning themselves in bright colors, silk ribbons and small glittering mirrors," according to Gaddling.
Quite a change. But you don't have to believe me, you can check the archaeologists' work by visiting the exhibit at Uppsala University's Gustavianum Museum running through September 14, 2008.