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Late Mesolithic-Early Neolithic Sealers: a case study on the exploitation of marine resources during the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the south-western Baltic Sea.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
2014 (English)In: Internet Archaeology, ISSN 1363-5387, E-ISSN 1363-5387, Vol. 37Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the economic significance of marine resources in the south-western Baltic Sea during the transition to agriculture. Faunal remains are used in order to explain subsistence patterns, including preferred prey, exploitation of specific ecozones, hunting methods and techniques, butchering and dietary patterns. Seasonality can be linked to specific economic advantages that result from natural faunal abundances and not selective hunting. The importance of marine resources remains steady during the transition to agriculture, as shown by residue analysis on ceramic vessels from the same archaeological context as well as by faunal abundance.

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2014. Vol. 37
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archaeology, mesolithic, harp seals, hunting, butchering, marine mammals
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-109672DOI: 10.11141/ia.37.7OAI: diva2:766289
Available from: 2014-11-26 Created: 2014-11-26 Last updated: 2015-11-05Bibliographically approved

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