Stone Age Norse and the Longhouse

The Norse during the Viking Age were well known for their longhouses and mead halls, but how long have they been building them? A longhouse is a type of long, proportionately narrow, single-room building built by peoples in various parts of the world including Asia, Europe, and North America.  Longhouses were a commonly developed technology built by many cultures. In the Northern European region during the period of the Funnelbeaker Culture (Trichterbecherkultur) of around 4300 BC to 2800 BC, people began to live more inland.  They began to build settlements more inland,…

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