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Northern Inland Oblique Point Sites: a New Look into the Late Mesolithic Oblique Point Tradition in Eastern Fennoscandia
2011 (English)In: Mesolithic Interfaces.: Variability in Lithic Technologies in EasternFennoscandia / [ed] Tuija Rankama, The Society for Historical Archaeology, 2011, 142-175 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to make the first comprehensive survey of inland sites with oblique points in the northernmost parts of Fennoscandia. The chronological and technological relation of these points with similar points from Mesolithic contexts discussed in earlier Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish studies is also assessed. After a presentation and analysis of the available data it is concluded that the oblique points on the northern inland sites date mainly toc. 5800−4700 calBC and that at the time they were located in a borealforest environment. It is further suggested that the discussed points in fact belong to a technological tradition that extended over the whole of eastern and northern Fennoscandia during the Late Mesolithic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Society for Historical Archaeology, 2011. 142-175 p.
, Monographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland 1, 1
Keyword [en]
Margin-retouched points, oblique points, inland sites, Late Mesolithic, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Lapland
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-263528ISBN: 978-951-98021-9-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-263528DiVA: diva2:858549
Available from: 2015-10-02 Created: 2015-10-02 Last updated: 2015-10-02

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