Neolithic of South Sweden


By Mats Malmer
December 2002
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters History & Antiquities
ISBN: 91-7402-327-6
284 pages, Illustrated, 8" x 10 1/2"
$87.50 Hardcover

The book deals with the wholly or partly agricultural Neolithic cultures in Sweden c. 4000-2400 BC. Because of the difficulty of surveying such a vast country as Sweden, much less is known internationally about the Neolithic of Sweden than, for instance, of Denmark. Four chapters examine the first farming culture in the Early Neolithic (the TRB during the EN), the middle Neolithic period (the TRB during the MNA), the Neolithic fisher-hunter-farmer culture (GRK) and the second farming culture (STR). The TRB and STR are perceived as parts of general Europe cultural currents and the GRK as regression. The role played by migration was small. The fifth chapter is devoted to, among other things, the concepts of objectivity, actualism and archaeological culture.

Stockholm Contributions in Geology, Vol. 47

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