Ancient Scandinavia

Book review Terje Birkedal Anchorage, Alaska T. Douglas Price’s book, Ancient Scandinavia: An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikings, published by Oxford University Press in 2015, is the first book in English to provide an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of Scandinavian prehistory. If you are of Scandinavian descent and want to understand the full depth of your cultural heritage, you need to read this wonderful and beautifully illustrated book. Scandinavia has been at the forefront of scientific archaeological method and theory since the early 19th century, perhaps because so much of its history lies underground rather than in libraries. In 1967, when I was a student a
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Terje Birkedal

Terje G. Birkedal was born in Stavanger, Norway, in 1946. He immigrated to the U.S. as child and grew up in Colorado. After earning a Ph.D. in Anthropology he served as an archeologist with the National Park Service for 36 years. He has conducted fieldwork in Alaska, the American South and Southwest, Canada, the Great Plains, Guam, and Norway. He served five years as President of Sons of Norway Bernt Balchen Lodge in Anchorage, Alaska, and he has always been passionate about Norwegian prehistory, history, and culture.

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