Collection Description

Brief Tradition Description

Tradition Name

Scandinavian Iron Age

Tradition Description

Scandinavian Iron Age tradition was found in Scandinavia between 2500 and 1500 BP. The tradition includes manufacture of iron arrow points, swords, and plowshares; and finely made and elaborate gold and silver objects. Inhabitants practiced a mixed agricultural economy which included some hunting and fishing. Settlement patterns consisted of both dispersed farmsteads and some hamlet-sized clusters of farms. Hill forts appeared late in the Iron Age and were associated with rise of a warrior-led political system.

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Region

Europe --Scandinavia

Countries

Denmark

General Europe

Norway

Sweden

OWC Code

E087

Collection Information

Number of Documents

20

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Number of Pages

1474

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