The Early Economy and Settlement in Northern Europe: Pioneering, Resource Use, Coping with Change: Volume 3 [Hardback]

Hans Peter Blankholm (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781781795170 | Published by: Equinox | Series: Early Settlement of Northern Europe | Year of Publication: 2018 | Language: English 256p, 91 figures

The Early Economy and Settlement in Northern Europe: Pioneering, Resource Use, Coping with Change: Volume 3


This volume explores economy and settlement of the early post-glacial pioneers of Northern Europe. The articles present overviews and case studies from the Early and Middle Mesolithic of Northern Scandinavia in their wider northern European setting. Given the large geographical and climatic variation - ranging from the temperate over the subarctic to the arctic zones - and rapid and large-scale, early post-glacial changes in topography and ecology across the area, a regional approach is necessary. Special emphasis is placed on how the early pioneer hunter-fisher-gatherers "mapped onto the landscape" - organized their economy and settlement - in order to provide for a broader and deeper understanding of the "big issues" such as why, from where, and how they came into different parts of Northern Scandinavia and in particular how the maritime component of the economy and settlement emerged. Another issue of particular, contemporary human interest is addressed through studies of how the early pioneers coped with rapid and large-scale climatic changes and their impact on living conditions. In addition new methodologies of particular relevance are presented. Based on new analyses and field-work this book brings fresh perspectives and insights to all these important aspects of our early post-glacial past.

Table of Contents

1. The Early Settlement of Northern Europe - Economy and Settlement: New InvestigationsHans Peter Blankholm2. The Pioneer Colonisation of Northern NorwayJan Ingolf Kleppe, Finnmark County Authority, Vadso, Norway 3. Tent, Hut or House? A Discussion on Early Mesolithic Dwellings Proceeding from the Site Mohalsen 2012-II, Vega, Northern NorwaySilje E. Fretheim, NTNU University Museum, Hein B. Bjerck, NTNU University Museum, Heidi Mjelva Breivik, NTNU University Museum, and Francisco J. Zangrando, CADIC-CONICET, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina4. Large Mesolithic House - Pits at Tonsnes, Coastal Northern Norway: Evidence of a Winter Aggregation Site?Jan Magne Gjerde, University of Oslo, and Marianne Skandfer, Tromso Museum - The University Museum, UIT - The Arctic University of Norway5. Macro-level Predictive Modelling of Early Stone Age Pioneer Settlement Locations in Varanger, Northern Norway.Hans Peter Blankholm6. Aareavaara and the Pioneer Period in Northern Sweden.Olof Ostlund, Norrbotten County Museum, Sweden 7. From Russia, with Love - Eastern Intruders in the North Norwegian MesolithicTuija Rankama and Jarmo Kankaanpaa, both at University of Helsinki8. Early Mesolithic Central Norway: A Review of Research History, Settlements, and Tool Tradition Heidi Mjelva Breivik and Hein B. Bjerck9. The Early Mesolithic of Western NorwayLeif Inge Astveit, University Museum of Bergen 10. The First One Thousand Years - Human Colonization and Differentiated Landscape Use in Southwestern Norway 10,000 to 9000 Years BPSveinung Bang-Andersen, Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger 11. The Pioneer Settlement of Southwestern Norway: A Case StudySigrid Alraek Dugstad, Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger 12. The Pioneer Settlement of Eastern Norway Hege Damlien , Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger, and Steinar Solheim, Museum of Cultural History University of Oslo 13. Pauler 2 - An Ordinary Early Mesolithic Site from South-eastern Norway? Astrid J. Nyland, University of Oslo

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