Nordqvist, K., Mökkönen, T. (2017) Periodisation of the Neolithic and radiocarbon chronology of the Early Neolithic and the beginning of the Middle Neolithic in Finland. Documenta Praehistorica, 44 (), 78-85. doi:10.4312/dp.44.5
Periodisation of the Neolithic and radiocarbon chronology of the Early Neolithic and the beginning of the Middle Neolithic in Finland
|Author:||Nordqvist, Kerkko1; Mökkönen, Teemu1|
1Archaeology, University of Oulu
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 2.9 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201802213529
Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts,
|Publish Date:|| 2018-02-21
This paper discusses the basis of Neolithic periodisation used in mainland Finland. It is suggested that the periodisation should be revised: the boundary between the Middle and Late Neolithic periods should be moved to correspond with the appearance of Corded Ware (c. 2800 cal BC), and the term ‘Final Neolithic’ introduced to cover the final centuries of the Neolithic. This kind of division would reflect changes in the cultural development better than that currently in use. In addition, the chronological frames for the pottery types dated between the late 6th and mid-4th millennium cal BC, i.e. the Early Neolithic and the beginning of Middle Neolithic, are presented.
|Pages:||78 - 85|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
615 History and archaeology
This paper was produced within the project ‘The use of materials and the Neolithisation of north-east Europe (c. 6000–1000 BC)’ financed by the Academy of Finland and the University of Oulu (2013–2017, project #269066).
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
269066 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright (c) 2017 Kerkko Nordqvist, Teemu Mökkönen.