The archaeology of the Bronze Age cultural landscape - research goals, methods, and results

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The article describes the methods used to determine Bronze Age peoples' use of the landscape in southern Scandinavia. The study is part of the Ystad Project, a large, interdisciplinary project with the aim of studying people and landscape from the advent of agriculture about 6000 years ago. Methods used included studies of archive data and maps, fieldwalking, and excavation. Results showed that the main settlement zone followed the coast, with only sporadic indications of activity further inland.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Archaeology


  • landscape and settlement, burial mounds, Scandinavian Bronze Age, fieldwalking
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Archaeology of the Cultural Landscape
Subtitle of host publicationField work and research in a south Swedish rural region
EditorsLars Larsson, Johan Callmer, Berta Stjernquist
PublisherAlmqvist & Wiksell International
ISBN (Print)91-22-01550-7
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameActa archaeologica Lundensia
ISSN (Print)0065-1001

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Larsson, L. (ed.), Callmer, J. (ed.) & Stjernquist, B. (ed.), 1992, [Publisher information missing]. 498 p. (Acta Archaeologica Lundensia. Series in 4°; vol. 19)

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