A 5,000-year-old barley grain discovered in Finland changes understanding of livelihoods.

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A 5,000-year-old barley grain discovered in Aland, southern Finland, turns researchers' understanding of ancient Northern livelihoods upside down. New findings reveal that hunter-gatherers took to farming already 5,000 years ago in eastern Sweden, and on the Aland Islands, located on the southwest coast of Finland.

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  • Santeri Vanhanen, Stefan Gustafsson, Håkan Ranheden, Niclas Björck, Marianna Kemell, Volker Heyd. Maritime Hunter-Gatherers Adopt Cultivation at the Farming Extreme of Northern Europe 5000 Years AgoScientific Reports, 2019; 9 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-41293-z
Period3 Apr 2019

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  • TitleA 5,000-year-old barley grain discovered in Finland changes understanding of livelihoods
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScience Daily
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnknown
    Date03/04/2019
    DescriptionA 5,000-year-old barley grain discovered in Aland, southern Finland, turns researchers' understanding of ancient Northern livelihoods upside down. New findings reveal that hunter-gatherers took to farming already 5,000 years ago in eastern Sweden, and on the Aland Islands, located on the southwest coast of Finland.
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190403113931.htm
    PersonsSanteri Vanhanen, Volker Heyd