During the middle ages, Denmark, in particular, was a point of contact between the Slavs and Scandinavians.
Some researchers, such as Leszek Gardeła of the Department of Scandinavian Languages and Literatures at the University of Bonn, believe that the Slav's footprint in the Scandinavian areas is more substantial than previously thought.
"The presence of Slavic warriors in Denmark was more significant than previously thought; this image emerges from new research," Gardeła emphasized in a press release in 2019.
At the time, Gardeła also pointed to the 10th-century grave of a warrior-woman in Denmark, who was long considered a Viking. However, recent research suggests that she was a Slav from (present-day) Poland.
Other Scandinavian countries also had material connections with the Slavic countries. Both Eric, the first king of the Swedes, and his son Olof were in love with Slavic women. Eric married Gunhild of the Polish House of Piast, while Olof took on Edla, a Slavic woman, as a concubine.
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