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By T. Douglas Price

Scandinavia, a land mass comprising the trendy international locations of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, was once the final a part of Europe to be inhabited via people. now not till 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 bathrooms, lakes, and fjords, has given us a close portrait of the evolution of human society on the fringe of the inhabitable world.

In this e-book, unusual archaeologist T. Douglas rate presents a background of Scandinavia from the arriving of the 1st people to the tip of the Viking interval, ca. advert 1050. the 1st ebook of its style 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 complete photo of swap around the millennia emerges, exhibiting 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 while, cultures which culminated within the fabulous upward thrust of the Vikings on the finish of the prehistoric interval. the cloth facts of those earlier societies--arrowheads from reindeer hunts, megalithic tombs, rock paintings, 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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