German Woodwork of the Viking Age [in German]
- # RUDOLPH, Martin Viktor. Germanischer Holzbau der Wikingerzeit. 1.
Teil. Die baugeschichtlichen Ergebnisse d. Ausgrabungen auf der
Stellerburg in Dithmarschen. Neumünster, Wachholtz 1942. 4°. 4 Bl, 173
S. Mit 134 Textabb., 35 Taf. OHLn. (Vor- u. frühgeschichtl.
Untersuchungen aus dem Museum vorgeschichtl. Altertümer in Kiel, Neue
There are four available on ABEbooks.com presently.
The German Dealer's Assn. http://www.zvab.com/ has a few more.
My copy came yesterday.
German Woodwork in the Viking Age by Martin Victor Rudolf.
It details building Viking Age Houses of several types
from primarily Stellerburg, Germany. Has good details
in 134 illustrations and 35 plates. Unlike some other
german publications of that time it seems untouched by
Nazi influence on the archaeology. There were 20+
structures inside the Stellarburg fort rings in the
book. (not all of it was excavated, and I'm betting that
in 1942 it came to a cease for a while. This dates to the
ninth and tenth centuries.
There are references and pictures of structure similarities
to other sites. Gotland is one. There are no decorative
carvings but lots of good small house building methods.
Some are all timber, some apparently had wattle and daub too.
If you are interested in building some actual buildings
it's a very good start.