Deglaciation and Colonization: Pioneer Settlements in Northern Fennoscandia

@article{Bergman2004DeglaciationAC,
  title={Deglaciation and Colonization: Pioneer Settlements in Northern Fennoscandia},
  author={Ingela Bergman and Anders Olofsson and Greger Hörnberg and Olle Zackrisson and Erik Hellberg},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={155-177}
}
We present new data on Early Mesolithic settlements in northern Sweden and discuss the process of pioneer colonization. A new set of radiocarbon dates from archaeological sites push deglaciation of northern Fennoscandia further back in time and demonstrate the rapid arrival of pioneer settlers. Environmental data reveal a highly productive early postglacial setting with plant communities unmatched in present ecosystems. The chronological and technological setting supports immigration from the… 
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