Evaluation of human impact on vegetation and the determination of areas cleared from forests in southern Scandinavia during Late Mesolithic and Neolithic times.

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Abstract in Undetermined
The questions dealt with in the course of this workshop are greatly complex. In order to outline the state of the art in Southern Scandinavia the character of the archaeological and palaeobotanical source material and different theories on early agriculture are summarized. Theoretical and methodological problems implied in ecological and archaeological interpretations of the past are discussed in order to get an idea of the extent of deforestation during the Late Mesolithic and Neolithic times. A socio-cultural perspective of human beings and their societies living thousands of years ago is stressed. A sound understanding of these people’s way of life is the most important prerequisite for all research activities related to the past


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Archaeology


  • Climate, stone age, paleoarchaeology, vegetation, pollen anlysis, woods
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPaläoklimaforschung. Palaeoclimate Research. Special issue: ESF Project "European Palaeoclimate and Man" 3
EditorsB Frenzel
PublisherEuropean Science Foundation; Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur (Mainz)
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0930-4673

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