In a message dated 24/02/2005 19:58:38 GMT Standard Time,
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> Has anyone ever been able
> to study the immediate aftermath of such a fire before? Is it possible
> to relate the gradual decay that will occur over the next few months at
> West Stow to excavated examples of similar dwellings?
In Denmark, a similar opprotunity existed when the reconstructed Viking
longhouse was struck by lightening some eight? years ago at the farm at Fyrkat. I
believe too that at Lejre they did deliberately burn down one of the
reconstructed Iron age buildings for just this purpose.