The Bronze age | 1800 – 500 BC
The main building blocks of bronze – copper and tin – are naturally rare in the Norwegian landscape. Therefore, the number of bronze objects found by Norwegian archaeologists is relatively small.
During the Bronze age, the difference between the farmers and the hunter-gatherers became more defined. External influence kept coming in, from what today is Denmark and Europe to the south, and Russia and Finland to the north-east.
It is in this era, that the Sami hunter-gatherer culture emerges. Rock carvings from the Bronze age give us information about people’s way of life and spiritual beliefs.
Norwegian history timeline
- The latest ice age
- The Stone age
- The Bronze age
- The Iron age
500 BC-AD 1050
- The High middle ages
- The Late middle ages
- The Early modern period
- Norway reborn as a sovereign state
- Norway in union with Sweden
- Full independence at last
- Prosperity, war and depression
- World War 2 and occupation
- The post World War 2 era
- Transformation and neoliberalism
- Technology and globalisation
BC = before Christ | AD = anno domini = after Christ
Main source: Store norske leksikon – snl.no