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An Iron Age Timeline for Scandinavia

An Iron Age Timeline for Scandinavia

All three countries use the Roman Iron Age for the time period up to 400 AD. Then there are differences:

Norway: The Late Iron Age: The Migration Period 400-570/600, the Merovingian Period 570/600-800 and the Viking Age 800-1050.

Sweden: The Late Iron Age (400-1050) includes the Migration Period 400-550, The Vendel period 550-750 and the Viking Age 750-1050.

Denmark: The Germanic Iron Age 400 AD – 750/800 AD. This period is divided into the ’Early Germanic Iron Age’ or the Migration Period 400 – 550, The Later Germanic Iron Age’ 550-750. Then follows the Viking Age 750/800-1050.