People from the Iron Age up to the Viking Age

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500 BC

During the Roman Iron Age (50-450 after Christ) most of the Europe was strongly influenced by the Roman State. A great number of the objects originating from Rome reached far behind the borders of the state mainly by trade. The Roman objects have not been found in Estonia.

This refers to the decrease or even breaking up of communication with Scandinavia. On the other hand the increase of the future impacts coming from the south is outstanding in the material culture. During the migration of the nations (450-600) the border between the settlements of the Fenno-Baltic and Baltic tribes moved towards the north, as the population of the Northern Latvia latgalled as to language and culture.

On the photo: Roman Iron Age horseshoe brooch from Liimala


Aivar Kriiska, Andres Tvauri. Eesti muinasaeg. Avita 2002

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