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The Use of Stone and Hunting of Reindeer, A Study of Stone Tool Manufacture and Hunting of Large Mammals in the Central Scandes c. 6000 - 1 BC

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ISBN: 91-7174-634-X
Description: softcover, 141 pages (26,5x20cm), plans, phots., figs., tables
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Weight: 500g.

 

 

Lena Holm, Archaeology and Environment 12, The Use of Stone and Hunting of Reindeer, A Study of Stone Tool Manufacture and Hunting of Large Mammals in the Central Scandes c. 6000 - 1 BC, University of Umea 1991


PREFACE
CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. Presentation and problems
1.2. Theoretical background
1.3. Previous research
2. GEOGRAPHICAL - ECOLOGICAL DATA
2.1. Physical-geographical orientation
2.1.1. Landscape
2.1.2. Soil
2.1.3. Geology
2.1.4. Isostatic processes
2.2. Climate
2.3. History of vegetation, subordinate to climatic conditions
2.4. Fauna
2.5. Areas with accessible raw material used in prehistoric technology
2.6. Impact of climate and snow
3. ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATA
3.1. Introduction
3.2. The Rana area with Gressvatnet VI
3.3. The areas above the tree-limit between Lake Gressvatnet and Lake Overuman
3.4. The Overuman area
3.5. Areas southeast of Lake Overuman
4. THE UTILIZATION OF LITHIC MATERIAL
4.1. Introduction
4.1.1. Lithic applications
4.1.2. Classificatory aspects
4.2. Method, problem and a theoretical model
4.2.1. Variables
4.2.2. Definition of attributes
4.3. Results
4.4. Discussion of the results in terms of manufacture
4.5. Reference material
4.5.1 The experiments and analysis
4.5.2. The character of the material, flakeability and technological aspects
4.5.3. The results of the flake analysis and complementary comments
4.6. Discussion of the results of the analyses of prehistoric
and reference material
4.6.1. Sources of errors
4.6.2. Comparison and discussion
4.6.3. Concluding remarks
4.7. An evaluation of the applicability-of the method
4.8. The value of lithic material; its symbolic and cultural meaning
5. THE HUNTING OF LARGE MAMMALS
5.1. Introduction, topographical and ecological conditions
5.2. The reindeer
5.2.1. The history of the reindeer
5.2.2. Behaviour of the reindeer
5.2.3. Possible predators
5.2.4. Reindeer as a game animal and resource
5.3. The elk
5.3.1. The history and behaviour of the elk
5.3.2. Elk as a game animal and resource
5.4. Hunting methods
5.4.1. The hunting of reindeer
5.4.2. The hunting of elk
5.5. Archaeological material
5.5.1. Alpine and taiga regions
5.5.2. The Rana-Tarna mountain region with the bone material
5.6. A theoretical model
6. THE USE OF THE HIGH MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE Chronology and changes in the use of resources: a discussion
6.1. Introduction
6.2. The pioneering period: the Late Mesolithic
6.3. The period of increasing use: the Neolithic
6.4. The period of development, subsequent radical changes: the Bronze Age/Pre-Roman Iron Age
6.5. Conclusion
7. SUMMARY
REFERENCES
GUIDANCE FOR THE READER
EXCURSUS 1 by Rolf Lie

 

 

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