of this work,' says its author, 'is to investigate certain problems
connected with the history of vehicular transport from a Swedish
point of view' but, though he is thus an avowed specialist, he never
loses sight of the two facts, that Swedish transport is part of
the world's transport, and that vehicles are historically important
because they are an essential part of the culture of their users.
He is to be congratulated on treating studies of vehicles as the
ethnological studies that they certainly are.
very fully with what may be called the "normal" stages
of slide-car, sledges, wheeled-sledge, car, and wagons, he produces
evidence of a pre-sledge era of single runners dating back to Neolithic
times. The vast wealth of evidence accumulated in this book forms
in itself a permanent and valuable contribution to the literature
of the subject. The plates provide nearly a hundred good photographs
There is no
doubt that this book will be of great value to anyone seriously
interested in the history of transport.
R. H. Lane (1935). Review of Gösta Berg 'SLEDGES AND WHEELED
VEHICLES: ethnological studies from the
view-point of Sweden' Antiquity, 9, pp 497-497. doi:10.1017/S0003598X00011017.