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Seascapes of stability and change: the archaeological and ecological potential of the early mesolithic seascapes with examples from Haväng in SE Baltic, Sweden

Nilsson, Björn LU ; Sjöström, Arne LU and Persson, Per (2018) In The early sttlement of Northern Europe 1. p.335-352
Abstract
The sea level low stand period during the Early Mesolithic in SE Baltic (c. 9,500-6,500 BC) has resulted in vast inundated areas. Some of the sites have yielded extensive remains of lagoonal and riverine sediments, as well as areas with trees preserved in situ. Investigations at one of the sites - Haväng in eastern Scania - have resulted in archaeological findings from the entire period. The preservation of organic materials are very good, and gives new insights in material culture and fishing technologies. Extensive surveying and hydro-acoustic mapping gives possibilities to draw some conclusion of the possible timing of the introduction of stationary fishing and how this relates to cultural and natural changes. The paper proposes that... (More)
The sea level low stand period during the Early Mesolithic in SE Baltic (c. 9,500-6,500 BC) has resulted in vast inundated areas. Some of the sites have yielded extensive remains of lagoonal and riverine sediments, as well as areas with trees preserved in situ. Investigations at one of the sites - Haväng in eastern Scania - have resulted in archaeological findings from the entire period. The preservation of organic materials are very good, and gives new insights in material culture and fishing technologies. Extensive surveying and hydro-acoustic mapping gives possibilities to draw some conclusion of the possible timing of the introduction of stationary fishing and how this relates to cultural and natural changes. The paper proposes that riverine stationary fisheries in the southern Baltic were introduced during the Boreal period (7000 BC or earlier). The Maglemose fisheries are proposed as indirect evidence of early seascape territorialisation, which must be understood in a cultural and ecological context. (Less)
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Ecology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe Conditions for Subsistence and Survival The Early Settlement of Northern Europe, Volume 1
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The early sttlement of Northern Europe
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Persson, Per; Riede, Felix; Skar, Birgitte; Breivik, Heidi Mjelva; Jonsson, Leif; ; ; ; and
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335 - 352
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Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9781781796030
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10.1558/equinox.30921
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  abstract     = {The sea level low stand period during the Early Mesolithic in SE Baltic (c. 9,500-6,500 BC) has resulted in vast inundated areas. Some of the sites have yielded extensive remains of lagoonal and riverine sediments, as well as areas with trees preserved in situ. Investigations at one of the sites - Haväng in eastern Scania - have resulted in archaeological findings from the entire period. The preservation of organic materials are very good, and gives new insights in material culture and fishing technologies. Extensive surveying and hydro-acoustic mapping gives possibilities to draw some conclusion of the possible timing of the introduction of stationary fishing and how this relates to cultural and natural changes. The paper proposes that riverine stationary fisheries in the southern Baltic were introduced during the Boreal period (7000 BC or earlier). The Maglemose fisheries are proposed as indirect evidence of early seascape territorialisation, which must be understood in a cultural and ecological context.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Björn and Sjöström, Arne and Persson, Per },
  editor       = {Persson, Per and Riede, Felix and Skar, Birgitte and Breivik, Heidi Mjelva and Jonsson, Leif},
  isbn         = {9781781795156},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {335--352},
  publisher    = {Equinox Publishing Ltd},
  series       = {The early sttlement of Northern Europe},
  title        = {Seascapes of stability and change: the archaeological and ecological potential of the early mesolithic seascapes with examples from Haväng in SE Baltic, Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/equinox.30921},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {2018},
}