The Nordic Bronze Age / Ancient History Documentary

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The Nordic Bronze Age / Ancient History Documentary 5

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The Horse, The Wheel, and Language - David W. Anthony
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Author — History Time


Whatever has happened throughout the millennia - living in 2019 where historians put hours of video for free on the internet, makes me feel pretty damn fortunate. Thanks for the video.

Author — Alexander


You guys need to support this channel. This guy does what the History Channel is supposed to be doing. Support him for it.

Author — Vaughn Blaylock


my grandfather discovered two bronze age graves on his property in Höryda, Sweden. he found other evidence of earlier habitation in his field while farming like flint tools and other artifacts. just thought you'd find it intereseting to look in to.
his name was Ane Holmqvist in Höryda, Sweden might be hard to find but its a small village in Blekinge

Author — WAT


Gotta love Youtube's auto-generated captions.. Actual audio - "modern Germanic tongue.." Captions - "modern demonic tongue.."

Author — Gamespud94


Refreshing information without the "ancient technologies", or aliens gibberish.
Thank you!

Author — SurfK9


Battle axe culture that is where my ex-wifes was a descendant from.

Author — kieran franey


wow this is a1 content, this has a quality i havent seen in years, reminds me on old tv documentaries before they went full history channel,

Author — weltvonalex


Holy shit this was an interesting video

Author — Grizla


Y 'amnaya, emphasis on Y. It came from russian word "яма" - "Yama", means "pit".

Great video btw)

Author — Bidlo Pavidlo


Just going to point out that the way languages works, it doesn't necessarily have to have been a "takeover" in the physically dominating sense of the word. I mean, consider how many languages today are incorporating English words, not because English-speaking people are dominating those cultures but because of a technological spread with English words pre-attached. Earlier in our modern history, similar in vogue-languages have spread widely not because of violence, but because of innovation. Here in Sweden, much of our modern vocabulary is borrowed from English (technology) French (in the arts and architecture) and German (craftsmanship) because those were the cool kids we wanted to emulate.

Author — Helena Nilsson


I'd love to see ocean levels, geology and climate of the regions addressed as the history is told. It helps with the complete picture of the era.

Author — paul mryglod


Excellent stuff! This is professional level quality. A tip of the bronze helmet from Denmark.

Author — Lars Pallesen


Wow this is fantastic so far still watching.

Author — Flavius Belisarius


Hi, just wanted to add to the discussion, the Egtved girl recently was found to have been contaminated from agricultural lime and that she most likely lived in the same area, interesting stuff!

Author — Malentar


Hyper-Borea such an hypnotizing name, I like to think Robert E. Howard would have loved your video. Great storytelling, and thank you so much for the amount work put in this one. Salutations.
Oh Kadesh

Author — Not Sure


From the Wikipedia article 'Egtved Girl': Initial work by Frei et al in 2015, since contradicted, examined chemical isotopes of strontium (Sr) from the Egtved Girl's teeth, fingernails, hair & clothing, and based on these, proposed that she had likely come from the Black Forest region of Germany, but married and moved to Denmark, subsequently traveling back and forth between the two areas.[4]

However, Thomsen and Andreasen (2019)[5] later demonstrated that the Sr isotopic data obtained from the area in which the girl's remains were found, which were used by Frei et al. for comparison with the data from her remains & personal effects had been contaminated by added Sr from agricultural lime, due to modern farming in the Egtved area. When Thomsen and Andreasen analyzed samples locally from places uncontaminated by modern farming, they found that the range of Sr isotopic values in the surrounding natural environment matched those in the girl. Thus, it is most plausible that she originated from and spent her entire life in the Egtved area, and did not come far abroad, as proposed by Frei et al. Thomsen and Andreasen's results show that the girl did live about half the year in one area – likely the river valley in Egtved – and the other half of the year in another place – likely the local plateau, perhaps in the practice of transhumance farming and seasonal pastoral movement within a small area.

So it seems she probably wasn't a traveller.

Author — Jovan Weismiller


Awesome video man. Interesting stuff about the Yamnaya! I've been reading about the decline of the Neanderthals and they did not survive after the emergence of the Gravettian culture who may have originated on the Asian steppe. That geographical region has been SO crucial to European history.

Author — Stefan Milo


Being a resident of northern Sweden, I immediately react to the fact that a mid-scandinavian border is being put as sort of frontier for the scandinavian bronze age. This documentary only covers the southern half of the scandinavian bronze age. Up north, there was a different culture, portrayed in this documentary as a "blank" area. Up here there are findings of the ananino bronze axes, an eastern type of axe, common among the fenno-ugric peoples, indicating an even further northern route of trade and influences, going between Sweden-Finland-Russia.

Author — Erik Holmlund


Could you perhaps dedicate an episode to the Frisians?

Author — stephan Dijkstra