The hidden sources

Combining aDNA, stone tools, and computer modeling in the study of human colonization of Norway

Per Persson, Mikael A. Manninen, Eva Daskalaki

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Abstract

A two-way colonization pattern has been observed for most terrestrial pioneer and boreal forest species in Norway after the last glacial period: One route from the south, and another from the east through northernmost Fennoscandia. It is generally accepted that these routes represent plant and animal populations spreading from separate glacial refugia, a pattern manifested by genetic differences. The traditional model of pioneer colonization of the Scandinavian peninsula, however, suggests only a southern route for the early human dispersal and only recently has this view started to change. Here we present the foundations for the Pioneers of North-Western Europe project (Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway) that aims at clarifying the colonization patterns of the early post- glacial humans in north-western Europe by challenging and testing the views of unidirectional human dispersal. This is achieved by tracing the spread of distinct knowledge-intensive operational chains of stone tool technology and by comparing the results with independent ancient human DNA data.
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 pages20
Volume7
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherSuomen arkeologinen seura
Publication date27 May 2019
Pages11-31
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-68453-5-7
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameMonographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland
PublisherThe Archaeological Society of Finland
Volume7

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology

Cite this

Persson, P., Manninen, M. A., & Daskalaki, E. (2019). The hidden sources: Combining aDNA, stone tools, and computer modeling in the study of human colonization of Norway. In K. Mannermaa, M. A. Manninen, P. Pesonen, & L. Seppänen (Eds.), HELSINKI HARVEST: Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on the Application of Scientific Methods in Archaeology (Vol. 7, pp. 11-31). (Monographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland; Vol. 7). Helsinki: Suomen arkeologinen seura.
Persson, Per ; Manninen, Mikael A. ; Daskalaki, Eva. / The hidden sources : Combining aDNA, stone tools, and computer modeling in the study of human colonization of Norway. HELSINKI HARVEST: Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on the Application of Scientific Methods in Archaeology. editor / Kristiina Mannermaa ; Mikael A. Manninen ; Petro Pesonen ; Liisa Seppänen. Vol. 7 Helsinki : Suomen arkeologinen seura, 2019. pp. 11-31 (Monographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland).
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Persson, P, Manninen, MA & Daskalaki, E 2019, The hidden sources: Combining aDNA, stone tools, and computer modeling in the study of human colonization of Norway. in K Mannermaa, MA Manninen, P Pesonen & L Seppänen (eds), HELSINKI HARVEST: Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on the Application of Scientific Methods in Archaeology. vol. 7, Monographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland, vol. 7, Suomen arkeologinen seura, Helsinki, pp. 11-31.

The hidden sources : Combining aDNA, stone tools, and computer modeling in the study of human colonization of Norway. / Persson, Per; Manninen, Mikael A.; Daskalaki, Eva.

HELSINKI HARVEST: Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on the Application of Scientific Methods in Archaeology. ed. / Kristiina Mannermaa; Mikael A. Manninen; Petro Pesonen; Liisa Seppänen. Vol. 7 Helsinki : Suomen arkeologinen seura, 2019. p. 11-31 (Monographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland; Vol. 7).

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Persson P, Manninen MA, Daskalaki E. The hidden sources: Combining aDNA, stone tools, and computer modeling in the study of human colonization of Norway. In Mannermaa K, Manninen MA, Pesonen P, Seppänen L, editors, HELSINKI HARVEST: Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on the Application of Scientific Methods in Archaeology. Vol. 7. Helsinki: Suomen arkeologinen seura. 2019. p. 11-31. (Monographs of the Archaeological Society of Finland).