Dienekes assembles the recent papers that looks at the connection between Bronze Age Scandanavia and the Mycenean state in Greece.
a quote to start off the collection states a simple fact that has large implications.
It turns out that all examined Swedish subject except one - a slaggbit - comes from mines and ore deposits from sites in Cyprus, Sardinia, the Iberian Peninsula, the Massif Central in the current France, Tyrol and the British Isles. Copper has been transported, and in return it has been shipped back large amounts of amber. What emerges is a picture of a time when international contacts over large water was obvious, and there are already some 2000 years before the Vikings set off on their journeys.