The basis of the present volume consists of the proceedings of a workshop initially dedicated to Hunting in Northern Europe AD 500-1500. Old Traditions, Regional Developments and Foreign Influences. The aim of this interdisciplinary and international workshop was to gather together researches working in the social significance of huntin throughout pre-and protohistoric times in northern and central Europe.
Oliver Grimm, since 2008 employed at the Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology (ZBSA) in Schleswig, Germany, focusing mainly on Northern Europe over a period between the 1st and 15th century. Oliver has organised different workshops in cooperation with other academic scholars. Among them one about the hunting history in Northern and Central Europe in general and two workshops specifically covering the subject of falconry with its thousand years of history in all its aspects around the world.