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Even though occupied basically quite in short within the lengthy span of global prehistory, Scandinavia is a unprecedented laboratory for investigating prior human societies. the realm was once basically unoccupied till the tip of the final Ice Age while the melting of massive ice sheets left at the back of a clean, barren land floor, which was once ultimately coated by means of natural world. the 1st people didn't arrive until eventually someday after 13,500 BCE. The prehistoric continues to be of human task in Scandinavia - a lot of it remarkably preserved in its toilets, lakes, and fjords - have given archaeologists a richly special portrait of the evolution of human society. during this e-book, Doug cost offers an archaeological heritage of Scandinavia-a land mass comprising the fashionable nations of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway-from the arriving of the 1st people after the final Ice Age to the top of the Viking interval, ca. advert 1050. developed equally to the author's prior booklet, Europe earlier than Rome, old Scandinavia presents overviews of every prehistoric epoch via precise, illustrative examples from the archaeological list. An engrossing and accomplished photograph emerges of swap around the millennia, as human society evolves from small bands of hunter - gatherers to giant farming groups to the advanced warrior cultures of the Bronze and Iron a while, which culminated within the wonderful upward thrust of the Vikings. the fabric proof of those prior societies - arrowheads from reindeer hunts, megalithic tombs, rock artwork, fantastically wrought weaponry, Viking warships - provide shiny testimony to the traditional people who as soon as referred to as domestic this frequently unforgiving fringe of the inhabitable international.

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53 A. K. Bowman and D. Rathbone, ‘Cities and administration in Roman Egypt’, JRS 82 (1992), 107–27, esp. 120–7, is relevant to much of the following discussion. 54 See Nelson, Status Declarations, 22–4. 55 According to Bowman and Rathbone, ‘Cities and administration in Roman Egypt’, 121, the latest attestation of a village gymnasium is in ad 2. For Greek education in Roman Egypt, see R. Cribiore, Writing, Teachers and Students in Graeco-Roman Egypt (Atlanta 1996); and Gymnastics of the Mind: Greek Education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt (Princeton and Oxford 2001).

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The Early Roman Empire in the East (Oxford 1997). A selection of the extensive literature on Romanization includes: P. W. M. Freeman, ‘ “Romanisation” and Roman material culture’, JRA 6 (1993), 438–45 (review of M. Millett, The Romanization of Britain: An Essay in Archaeological Interpretation (Cambridge 1990)); G. Woolf, ‘Becoming Roman, staying Greek: Culture, identity and the civilizing process in the Roman East’, PCPS 40 (1994), 116–43; J. C. Barrett, ‘Romanization: A critical comment’, in D.

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