Lapps and Labyrinths: Saami Prehistory, Colonization, and by Noel D. Broadbent

By Noel D. Broadbent

Professor Noel D. Broadbent is one in all Sweden's best specialists on north Swedish archaeology and actually wrote the booklet at the prehistory of the Skellefteå quarter at the North Bothnian coast. this data is now delivered to endure at the factor of Saami origins. the point of interest is at the profitable adaptive techniques of Saami societies over millions of years - a sworn statement to Saami resiliency, of relevance to the survival of indigenous societies all over the world this present day.

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His early career focused on Stone Age settlements in northern Norway, and his publications included Yngre steinalder i Nord-Norge (The young Stone Age in northern Norway, 1942) and Norges Steinalder (Norway’s Stone Age, 1945). , Gjessing 1948). A significant general trend in recent years has been the growth of archaeological sciences in Scandinavia and elsewhere. Scandinavia in fact witnessed the birth of scientific archaeology with the work of Christian Thomsen (Trigger 1990). Archaeozoology, archaeobotany, archaeometry, dating, molecular archaeology, and isotopic archaeology are varieties of the larger branch of archaeometry, and huge advances in these areas have been made in recent years.

The depth of information that is available makes it possible to answer questions that cannot yet be asked in many other places. The visibility of archaeology on the landscape of Scandinavia has played a major role in national identity, in public interest, and as a focus for study in this area for many years. The stark standing stones of the megalithic tombs of the Neolithic are scattered throughout the region, and the distinctive earthen barrows of the Bronze and Iron Age dot the skyline—constant reminders of the ancient past and magnets for the curious.

7. The extent of the Late Glacial Maximum ca.  2004). 16 A ncient S candina v ia per century (Björk and Digerfeldt 1982, Larsson 1991). The 59° parallel marks the approximate edge of the ice at the end of the Pleistocene. , Andersen 1980, Nygaard 1989). Most of Sweden and Norway were ice-free after 8,000 years ago. Even today, however, the ice is not completely gone, as the numerous small mountain glaciers in the highlands of Norway attest. Since warming, melting, and the disappearance of the ice sheet, the surface of the land in northern Europe has been rebounding from the removal of that enormous weight.

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