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By T. Douglas Price

ISBN-10: 0190231971

ISBN-13: 9780190231972

Scandinavia, a land mass comprising the trendy nations of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, used to be the final a part of Europe to be inhabited by way of people. now not till the top of the final Ice Age whilst the melting of big ice sheets left in the back of a clean, barren land floor, approximately 13,000 BC, did the 1st people arrive and settle within the quarter. 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 publication, exotic archaeologist T. Douglas fee offers a background of Scandinavia from the coming of the 1st people to the tip of the Viking interval, ca. advert 1050. the 1st e-book of its variety in English in lots of years, historic Scandinavia positive aspects overviews of every prehistoric epoch via illustrative examples from the region's wealthy archaeology. An engrossing and finished photo of switch around the millennia emerges, exhibiting how human society advanced from small bands of hunter-gatherers to massive farming groups to the complicated warrior cultures of the Bronze and Iron a while, cultures which culminated within the superb upward thrust of the Vikings on the finish of the prehistoric interval. the fabric facts of those prior societies--arrowheads from reindeer hunts, megalithic tombs, rock artwork, superbly wrought weaponry, Viking warships--give vibrant 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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Scandinavia, a land mass comprising the fashionable nations of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, used to be the final a part of Europe to be inhabited through people. no longer till the top of the final Ice Age while 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 area.

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