Search for dissertations about: "Mesolithic period"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words Mesolithic period.

  1. 1. Pioneer Settlement in the Mesolithic of Northern Sweden

    Author : Anders Olofsson; Noel Broadbent; Ingela Bergman; Bo Knarrström; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Archaeology; Mesolithic; pioneer settlement; lithic technology; cultural context; chronology; glacio-isostatic uplift; lake-tilting; Arkeologi; Archaeology subjects; Arkeologiämnen; Archaeology; arkeologi;

    Abstract : The aim of the thesis is to cast light on the earliest settlement of northern Sweden. The starting point is lithic artifacts, which have been studied from a technological as well as a more conventional typological perspective (Papers I, II, and IV). READ MORE

  2. 2. Points on Production : Taphonomic research on Mesolithic osseous assemblages in Sweden

    Author : Sara Gummesson; Jan Storå; Ola Magnell; Kenneth Ritchie; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Osteoarchaeological patterns; Taphonomic analysis; Osseous craft; Mesolithic; Spatial studies; arkeologi; Archaeology;

    Abstract : Osteoarchaeological materials are influenced by many consecutive factors, from human hunting strategies, consumption patterns and waste disposal to mechanical and chemical changes in bone structure and shape. Here Mesolithic osteoarchaeological patterns have been examined in relation to the production of bone and antler artefacts. READ MORE

  3. 3. Fishing for ways to thrive : Integrating zooarchaeology to understand subsistence strategies and their implications among Early and Middle Mesolithic southern Scandinavian foragers

    Author : Adam Boethius; Historisk osteologi; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Early Holocene; Mesolithic; Palaeodiet; Zooarchaeology; Scandinavia; Subsistence; Fish; Forager;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate and deduce the varied lifeways of Early Holocene foragers in southern Scandinavia. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, zooarchaeological data have been applied to the study of different aspects of Early and Middle Mesolithic subsistence, in order to frame a discussion concerning our current understanding of culture and life in early north European societies. READ MORE

  4. 4. Prehistoric human impact on wild mammalian populations in Scandinavia

    Author : Hans Ahlgren; Kerstin Lidén; Anders Angerbjörn; Anders Götherström; Gørill Nilsen; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; hunter-gatherers; Baltic Sea; Mesolithic period; grey seal; harp seal; mountain hare; moose; ancient DNA; hunting; translocation; arkeologi med inriktning mot laborativ arkeologi; Scientific Archaeology;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to study the interactions of pre-agricultural societies in Scandinavia with wild mammals, for example in terms of hunting and translocation. More specifically, the aim is to investigate the possibility of identifying examples of overexploitation, targeted hunting or translocation of wild mammals in prehistoric Scandinavia, and to discuss the implications this could have had for both the wild animals and the humans. READ MORE

  5. 5. The use of stone and hunting of reindeer : a study of stone tool manufacture and hunting of large mammals in the central Scandes c. 6000-1 BC

    Author : Lena Holm; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; High mountains; hunter-gatherers; use of resources; stone tool manufacture; reindeer hunting; landscape use; seasonality;

    Abstract : The thesis raises questions concerning prehistoric conditions in a high mountain region in central Scandinavia; it focuses on the human use of stone and on hunting principally of reindeer. An analysis of how the stone material was utilized and an approach to how large mammals were hunted result in a synthesis describing one interpretation of how the vast landscape of a region in the central Scandinavian high mountains was used. READ MORE