Peter S. Wells


On his book Barbarians to Angels: The Dark Ages Reconsidered (now in paperback

Cover Interview of October 28, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Understanding Europe’s early people on their own terms.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Archaeology shows us that even small communities during the so-called Dark Ages belonged to complex and extensive networks through which goods, technology, and ideas flowed.”

On the second:

“The island of Helgo near Stockholm in Sweden was home to a trade center that acquired goods from as far off as India.”