By T. Douglas Price

ISBN-10: 0190231971

ISBN-13: 9780190231972

Scandinavia, a land mass comprising the trendy international locations of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, used to be the final a part of Europe to be inhabited by means of people. now not until eventually the top of the final Ice Age while the melting of big ice sheets left at the back of a clean, barren land floor, approximately 13,000 BC, did the 1st people arrive and settle within the sector. The archaeological checklist of those prehistoric cultures, a lot of it remarkably preserved in Scandinavia's bathrooms, lakes, and fjords, has given us an in depth portrait of the evolution of human society on the fringe of the inhabitable world.

In this e-book, extraordinary archaeologist T. Douglas expense offers a historical past of Scandinavia from the coming of the 1st people to the tip of the Viking interval, ca. advert 1050. the 1st ebook of its variety in English in lots of years, historic Scandinavia positive factors overviews of every prehistoric epoch by way of illustrative examples from the region's wealthy archaeology. An engrossing and entire photo of swap around the millennia emerges, exhibiting how human society developed from small bands of hunter-gatherers to giant farming groups to the advanced warrior cultures of the Bronze and Iron a long time, cultures which culminated within the extraordinary upward push of the Vikings on the finish of the prehistoric interval. the cloth facts of those prior societies--arrowheads from reindeer hunts, megalithic tombs, rock artwork, fantastically wrought weaponry, Viking warships--give brilliant testimony to the traditional peoples of Scandinavia and to their huge contacts with the distant cultures of the Arctic Circle, Western Europe, and the Mediterranean

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