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Title Coastal landscapes of the Mesolithic : human engagement with the coast from the Atlantic to the Baltic Sea / edited by Almut Schülke
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020


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Contents Coastal landscapes of the Mesolithic : diversities, challenges and perspectives on human-coast-relations between the Atlantic and the Baltic Sea / Almut Schülke -- The role of coastal exploitation in the Maglemose culture of southern Scandinavia : marginal or dominant? / Peter Moe Astrup -- Mesolithic coastal landscapes : demography, settlement patterns and subsistence economy in southeastern Norway / Steinar Solheim -- " ... they made no effort to explore the interior of the country ..." : coastal landscapes, hunter-gatherers and the islands of Ireland / Grame Warren & Kieran Westley -- Transformations of coast and culture : a view from the Latvian shore of the Baltic / Valdis Berzinš -- Diachronic trends among Early Mesolithic site types? A study from the coast of central Norway / Heidi Mjelva Breivik -- The Mesolithic coastal exploitation of western Scotland : the impacts of climate change and use of favoured locations / Steven Mithen, Karen Wicks & Inger Marie Berg-Hansen -- Specialists facing climate change. The 8200 cal BP event and its impact on the coastal settlement in the inner Oslofjord, southeast Norway / Guro Fossum -- Mesolithic networks of Atlantic France : the two faces of Brittany (7th and 6th millennia cal BC) / Grégor Marchand -- Mesolithic fishing landscapes in western Norway / Knut Andreas Bergsvik & Kenneth Ritchie -- Resource management in Late Mesolithic eastern Norway? Fishing in the coastal, interior and mountain areas and its socio-economic implications / Axel Mjærum/Anja Mansrud -- Seals on the ice : integrating archaeology, zooarchaeology and isotopic studies to discuss some aspects on landscape use and subsistence choices in Stone Age coastal societies of the Baltic Sea / Aikaterini Glykou -- The use of the Mesolithic coastal hinterland : an example from the palaeoecological investigations from Lake Skogstjern, Telemark, southeastern Norway / Magdalena Wieckowska-Lüth & Wiebke Kierleis -- Nodal points in a Mesolithic mobile coastal world : monumental quarries in south Norway / Astrid Johanne Nyland -- Newly frequented or revisited? Motivations of mobility and the use and re-use of sites in the changing coastal areas of Mesolithic southeastern Norway / Almut Schülke -- Ritual depositions in the coastal zone : a case from Syltholm, Denmark / Søren Anker Sørensen
Summary "Coastal Landscapes of the Mesolithic: Human Engagement with the Coast from the Atlantic to the Baltic Sea explores the character and significance of coastal landscapes in the Mesolithic - on different scales and with various theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Mesolithic people were strongly connected to the sea, with coastal areas being vital for subsistence and communication across the water. This anthology includes case studies from Scandinavia, Western Europe and the Baltic area presented by key international researchers. Topics addressed include large-scale analyses of the archaeological and geological development of coastal areas, the exploration of coastal environments with interdisciplinary methods, the discussion of the character of coastal settlements and of their possible networks, social and economic practices along the coast, as well as perceptions and cosmological aspects of coastal areas. Together, these topics and approaches contribute in an innovative way to the understanding of the complexity of topographically changing coastal areas as both border zones between land and sea and as connecting landscapes. Providing novel insights into the study of the Mesolithic as well as coastal areas and landscapes in general, the book is an important resource for researchers of the Mesolithic and coastal archaeology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Almut Schülke is Associate Professor for Nordic Archaeology (Mesolithic and Neolithic periods) at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway. Her research interests include the study of social space and mobility in coastal and other environments, ritual and depositional practices and burial archaeology
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Subject Mesolithic period -- Europe, Northern.
Coastal archaeology -- Europe, Northern
Landscape archaeology -- Europe, Northern
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Coastal archaeology
Landscape archaeology
Mesolithic period
SUBJECT Europe, Northern -- Antiquities.
Subject Northern Europe
Form Electronic book
Author Schülke, Almut, editor.
LC no. 2019042853
ISBN 9780203730942