Isostatic land uplift and Mesolithic landscapes: lake tilting, a key to the discovery of Mesolithic sites in the interior of Northern Sweden
2003 (English)In: Journal of Archaeological Science, ISSN 0305-4403, E-ISSN 1095-9238, Vol. 30, no 11, 1451-1458 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Until recently only a few Mesolithic sites were known from the interior of N. Sweden, although extensive archaeological surveys have been carried out since the 1950s. The lack of archaeological data made every attempt to interpret the process of pioneer colonization quite fruitless. In this paper we present a model of non-uniform glacio-isostatic uplift and lake-tilting used to identify potential areas of Mesolithic habitation. By reconstructing shoreline displacement of ancient lakes, archaeological, palaeoecological and geological studies have resulted in the discovery of a significant number of Mesolithic sites and of an early post-glacial landscape previously unknown.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2003. Vol. 30, no 11, 1451-1458 p.
Mesolithic, Pioneer, Deglaciation, Glacio-isostatic uplift, Lake-tilting, Shore-level displacement, Fennoscandia
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-2230DOI: 10.1016/S0305-4403(03)00040-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-2230DiVA: diva2:140132