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Deglaciation and colonization: Pioneer settlements in northern Fennoscandia
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies.
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2004 (English)In: Journal of world prehistory, ISSN 0892-7537, E-ISSN 1573-7802, Vol. 18, no 2, 155-177 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We present new data on Early Mesolithic settlements in northern Sweden and discuss the process of pioneer colonization. A new set of radiocarbon dates from archaeological sites push deglaciation of northern Fennoscandia further back in time and demonstrate the rapid arrival of pioneer settlers. Environmental data reveal a highly productive early postglacial setting with plant communities unmatched in present ecosystems. The chronological and technological setting supports immigration from the north and northwest with pioneers relying on a long history of enculturating northern subarctic landscapes.

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New York: Plenum , 2004. Vol. 18, no 2, 155-177 p.
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Deglaciation, pioneer, colonization, landscape knowledge, fennoscandia
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-6149DOI: 10.1007/s10963-004-2880-zOAI: diva2:145817
Available from: 2007-12-11 Created: 2007-12-11 Last updated: 2016-02-26Bibliographically approved

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