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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

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Author: Nordqvist, Kerkko1; Mökkönen, Teemu1
Organizations: 1Archaeology, University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 2.9 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201802213529
Language: English
Published: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-02-21
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Abstract

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.

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Series: Documenta praehistorica
ISSN: 1408-967X
ISSN-E: 1854-2492
ISSN-L: 1408-967X
Volume: 44
Pages: 78 - 85
DOI: 10.4312/dp.44.5
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.4312/dp.44.5
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 615 History and archaeology
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Funding: 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
Detailed Information: 269066 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: Copyright (c) 2017 Kerkko Nordqvist, Teemu Mökkönen.
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