Changes: The Shift from the Early to Late Iron Age

The general theme of the 69th Sachsensymposion in Stockholm is change. This covers any form of transformation from the Roman Iron Age and the Migration period to the Vendel period and the Viking Age. The shift was also accompanied by climate aberrations in the shape of a number of volcanic eruptions, and a major pandemic and change in the environment and landscape. In eastern Scandinavia, there was a very substantial shift after the first half of the 6th century, entailing a transformation of society and restructuring of supra-regional networks. The 69th Sachsensymposion will highlight this period through both program and the excursions.