Keys to the Past

Glossary

Hogback; Hogsback

A curved and ridged large stone that acted as a 9th-10th century Christian Viking grave marker. The side profile imitates the back of a hog, (a type of pig), so hence the name. The central ridge is often elaborately carved and the centre maybe flanked by carved animals.

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