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Scandinavia, a land mass comprising the fashionable international locations of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, used to be the final a part of Europe to be inhabited by way of people. now not until eventually the tip of the final Ice Age whilst the melting of massive 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 toilets, lakes, and fjords, has given us a close portrait of the evolution of human society on the fringe of the inhabitable world.

In this booklet, distinctive archaeologist T. Douglas cost presents a heritage of Scandinavia from the arriving of the 1st people to the tip of the Viking interval, ca. advert 1050. the 1st publication of its type in English in lots of years, old Scandinavia good points overviews of every prehistoric epoch by means of illustrative examples from the region's wealthy archaeology. An engrossing and finished photograph of switch around the millennia emerges, displaying how human society developed from small bands of hunter-gatherers to massive farming groups to the complicated warrior cultures of the Bronze and Iron a long time, cultures which culminated within the staggering upward thrust of the Vikings on the finish of the prehistoric interval. the cloth proof of those earlier societies--arrowheads from reindeer hunts, megalithic tombs, rock artwork, fantastically wrought weaponry, Viking warships--give vibrant testimony to the traditional peoples of Scandinavia and to their broad contacts with the distant cultures of the Arctic Circle, Western Europe, and the Mediterranean

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