How did so many Roman artifacts make it into the Viking Early Middle Ages?
Paper given by Gunnar Heinsohn
Delivered at ‘Viking Globalization – Truso from the perspective of Baltic Commercial Centres’ conference, 19 May 2015, Elblag, Poland
This paper tries to match the sequence in modern history books for the first millenium, as it is presented by historians, with the stratigraphy in the ground, as it is discovered by archaeologists. It searches for, out of the many thousands of sites between England and Mesopotamia, just one site that has superimposed upon it the level of antiquity, late-antiquity, and the early Middle Ages. It endeavors to examine the question: where exactly is the evolution between these three periods?
Gunnar Heinsohn is a German author, sociologist and economist, and professor emeritus at the University of Bremen.