Longship Ancestors

Dugout canoe from
Lystrup, Denmark, circa 5000 B.C.

Extended dugout canoe from
Åmose, Denmark, circa 2500 B.C.

Beaked war canoe from
Østfold, Norway, circa 1000--500 B.C.

Double-beaked war canoe from
Hjortspring, Denmark, circa 350 B.C.

Expanded dugout canoe from
Bornholm, Denmark, circa A.D. 1--200

Oared warship from
Nydam, Denmark, circa A.D. 300

Oared warship with keel and fixed side rudder
from Kvalsund, Norway, circa A.D. 700

Images: Barry Ross, Bryan Christie after a tracing by Sverre Marstrander (beaked war canoe)