Kolari marketplace in a multicultural landscape between Sámi, Swedes, and Finns
|Author:||Äikäs, Tiina1; Seitsonen, Oula1; Salmi, Anna-Kaisa1|
1Archaeology, University of Oulu
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.9 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021111555178
|Publish Date:|| 2021-11-15
The marketplace in Kolari, Northern Finland was used until the 1880s. Located on Kolarinsaari island on the Muonionjoki river in close proximity to the Kolari church, it was a winter meeting place for local farmers and Sámi, as well as for tradesmen from the areas that are now Sweden, Finland, and Karelia. Archaeological excavations were carried out in summer 2018 and in connection to these, soil geochemical values were analysed. This paper focuses on the Kolari marketplace as a part of a landscape shared by Swedes, Finns, and Sámi. Furthermore, through the soil analyses we examine the intercultural interactions that took place during the winter market and scrutinize how different activities, people, and animals were located in the marketplace as well as in the wider landscape surrounding the marketplace. The latter is approached using GIS analysis and Tim Ingold’s concept of taskscape. This case study shows how the historical archaeology of landscapes and taskscapes can contribute to our understanding of contacts and multicultural encounters between the Sámi and other groups.
|Pages:||121 - 142|
|Type of Publication:||
B1 Journal article
|Field of Science:||
615 History and archaeology
This research has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 756431) and the Academy of Finland (project numbers 275635 and 308322).
|EU Grant Number:||
(756431) DOMESTICATION - Domestication in Action - Tracing Archaeological Markers of Human-Animal Interaction
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
275635 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
308322 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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