Changing Coastal Landscapes: Shore displacement and the strategies for defence and subsistence at the medieval castle of Raseborg

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Recent archaeological research around the medieval Castle of Raseborg has shown that in the Middle Ages the most prominent changes in the surroundings of the castle, both natural and man-made, are related to the littoral landscape of the site. Archaeological data offers new information on post-glacial shore displacement in the region, and suggests that during the first half of the 16th century the shore level around the castle was considerably lower than expected. Shore displacement also affected the castle’s strategies for defence and subsistence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLandscapes of the Past and Future : Current Finnish Research in Landscape Archaeology
EditorsPaula Kouki, Tuija Kirkinen
Number of pages19
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherThe Archaeological Society of Finland
Publication dateOct 2018
ISBN (Print)978-952-68453-3-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-68453-4-0
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameMonographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland
PublisherThe Archaeological Society of Finland
ISSN (Print)1799-862X
ISSN (Electronic)1799-8611

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology

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