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Målsnes 1 (Hardback)

An Early Post-Glacial Site in Northern Norway

Ancient History > Prehistory > European Prehistory Ancient History > Prehistory > Mesolithic Ancient History > Prehistory > Palaeolithic

Imprint: Oxbow Books
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781842173435
Published: 12th December 2008
Casemate UK Academic

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Målsnes 1 is an early post-glacial site dating to c.9500 BP, amd located at the outlet of the Bardu Målselv river system in Troms county, north of the Arctic circle, in northern Norway. It was discovered in 1998 and several years of meticulous excavation followed. This book reports on the results of the excavations. Detailed information on the lithic artefacts - their raw materials and typology - is presented along with an analysis and interpretation of their spatial arrangements. The economy, seasonality, and several models for the settlement pattern are examined and followed by a discussion of the pioneering settlement within its wider cultural and Scandinavian and northern European context. This book provides the reader with unprecedented information and is a very useful companion for all those interested in Scandinavian Stone Age archaeology in general and northern Fennoscandia and Norway in particular.

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