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The following is a refined listing of Northern European archaeological periods, expanded from the basic three-age system with finer subdivisions and extension into the modern historical period.

Stone Age
(to 1500 BCE)
Palaeolithic
(to 8000 BCE)
 ?
Mesolithic
(8000 BCE - 3000 BCE)
 ?
Neolithic
(3000 BCE - 1500 BCE)
 ?
Bronze age
(1500 BCE - 400 BCE)
(?)  ?
Iron age
(400 BCE - 800)
Pre-Roman Iron Age 400 BCE - 0
Roman Iron Age 0 - 400 CE
Germanic Iron Age 400 CE - 800 CE
Viking Age
(800 - 1066)
800 - 1066
Medieval
(1066 - c. 1500)
1066 - c. 1500
Post-medieval
(c. 1500 - c. 1800)
c. 1500 - c. 1800
Industrial/Modern
(c. 1800) - present)
Industrial period c. 1800 - 1917
Modern period 1917 - current

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