Neolithic farmers were very capable carpenters – Archaeological evidence from excavations in Germany

In this post we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “Early Neolithic Water Wells Reveal the World’s Oldest Wood Architecture”, by Willy Tegel et al. (2012). Continue reading “Neolithic farmers were very capable carpenters – Archaeological evidence from excavations in Germany”

Raising an army in Post-Roman Europe – The 7th century Germany & Scandinavia

From the early seventh century the sources available to us are more numerous and more evenly distributed across the west. By this period, the ‘ethnic’ armies descended from the late Roman field armies had evolved into armies raised from classes of landowners. This evolution continued through the seventh century. Continue reading “Raising an army in Post-Roman Europe – The 7th century Germany & Scandinavia”

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