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By T. Douglas Price

Scandinavia, a land mass comprising the fashionable nations of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, was once the final a part of Europe to be inhabited by way of people. now not 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 zone. 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 booklet, exclusive archaeologist T. Douglas fee presents a heritage 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, old Scandinavia positive aspects overviews of every prehistoric epoch by way of illustrative examples from the region's wealthy archaeology. An engrossing and accomplished photograph of switch around the millennia emerges, exhibiting how human society developed from small bands of hunter-gatherers to massive farming groups to the advanced warrior cultures of the Bronze and Iron a long time, cultures which culminated within the awesome upward thrust of the Vikings on the finish of the prehistoric interval. the cloth proof of those prior societies--arrowheads from reindeer hunts, megalithic tombs, rock paintings, fantastically wrought weaponry, Viking warships--give brilliant testimony to the traditional peoples of Scandinavia and to their wide contacts with the distant cultures of the Arctic Circle, Western Europe, and the Mediterranean

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