By T. Douglas Price
In this publication, distinctive archaeologist T. Douglas fee presents a background of Scandinavia from the coming of the 1st people to the top of the Viking interval, ca. advert 1050. the 1st e-book of its variety in English in lots of years, historic Scandinavia good points overviews of every prehistoric epoch by means of illustrative examples from the region's wealthy archaeology. An engrossing and finished photo of swap around the millennia emerges, displaying how human society developed from small bands of hunter-gatherers to giant farming groups to the complicated warrior cultures of the Bronze and Iron a long time, cultures which culminated within the astonishing 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, superbly wrought weaponry, Viking warships--give bright 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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