Keynote: The geoarchaeology of submerged Stone Age landscapes. Some reflections on recent discoveries and research in the Hanö Bay area, S E Sweden

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Titel Keynote: The geoarchaeology of submerged Stone Age landscapes. Some reflections on recent discoveries and research in the Hanö Bay area, S E Sweden
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Beskrivning The geoarchaeology of submerged Stone Age landscapes. Some reflections on recent discoveries and research in the Hanö Bay area, S E Sweden.

During the last years archaeologists and geologists at Lund University have been exploring submerged landscapes and settlements in the Hanö Bay in the southern Baltic. Two main regression events (Yoldia/Ancylus and early Littorina) has resulted in vast inundated areas along the southern Swedish baltic coast. Some of the sites have yielded extensive remains of lagoonal and riverine sediments, as well as areas with trees preserved in situ. Investigations at one of the sites - Haväng in eastern Scania - have resulted in unique archaeological findings. The material are predominately organic, such as wood, bones and antler. Here one of the the worlds oldest wooden stationary fishing equipment is found. The geoarchaeological explorations have changed our understanding of Early Mesolithic economy and the exploitation of marine and lacustrine resources. The cultural heritage found on the seafloor of the Baltic sea are quite unique, and deserve greater attention.
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2018 okt 42018 okt 5

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  • Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap
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The geoarchaeology of submerged Stone Age landscapes. Some reflections on recent discoveries and research in the Hanö Bay area, S E Sweden.

During the last years archaeologists and geologists at Lund University have been exploring submerged landscapes and settlements in the Hanö Bay in the southern Baltic. Two main regression events (Yoldia/Ancylus and early Littorina) has resulted in vast inundated areas along the southern Swedish baltic coast. Some of the sites have yielded extensive remains of lagoonal and riverine sediments, as well as areas with trees preserved in situ. Investigations at one of the sites - Haväng in eastern Scania - have resulted in unique archaeological findings. The material are predominately organic, such as wood, bones and antler. Here one of the the worlds oldest wooden stationary fishing equipment is found. The geoarchaeological explorations have changed our understanding of Early Mesolithic economy and the exploitation of marine and lacustrine resources. The cultural heritage found on the seafloor of the Baltic sea are quite unique, and deserve greater attention.
2018 okt 42018 okt 5

Evenemang (Konferens)

Titel14th Colloquium on Baltic Sea Marine Geology
Period2018/09/042019/09/05
PlatsSödertörn högskola
OrtFlemingsberg
LandSverige

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