Animal bones from medieval and early modern Saami settlements in Finnish Lapland

Eeva-Kristiina Harlin, Kristiina Mannermaa, Pirkko Ukkonen

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Publication of the rich medieval and early modern bone material excavated in Finnish Lapland over the past decades is long due. Bone assemblages can complete the picture of the life and livelihood of the early Saami societies presented in written sources. The data from three Saami dwelling sites and two market places, which are published here, support in many ways the written information, but show also some discrepancies between these two sources of information. The osteological data may raise more questions than they answer, but serve as an important source material for further research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHelsinki Harvest : Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on the Application of Scientific Methods in Archaeology
EditorsKristiina Mannermaa, Mikael A. Manninen, Petro Pesonen , Liisa Seppänen
Number of pages29
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherThe Archaeological Society of Finland
Publication date24 May 2019
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-68453-5-7
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameMonographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland
PublisherArchaeological Society of Finland
ISSN (Print)1799-862X

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology

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