Welcome to Bronze Age Scandinavia

In this third installment we look at the ships that made trading and raiding possible Terje Birkedal Laguna Woods, Calif. As we learned in earlier installments in this series (Feb. 8: www.norwegianamerican.com/heritage/birkedal-bronze-age-scandinavia-01 and April 17: www.norwegianamerican.com/heritage/birkedal-bronze-age-scandinavia-02), Bronze Age Scandinavia—between 1500 BCE and 1100 BCE—was populated by hundreds of small predatory maritime chiefdoms. The great wealth of the chieftains rest
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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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