migration period

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The age of folk movements in northern Europe. Though Germanic migrations outside the Roman Empire began in the 2nd century ad, the term is usually confined to the period of the great movements in the 5th and 6th centuries ad. In northern Europe the migration period is conventionally followed by the age of the Vikings, the last of the Germanic migrations.

Subjects: Archaeology — Art.

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