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Persson, Nina (2004) Vegetationsutveckling och mänsklig aktivitet under äldre Stenålder vid Döudden, Arjeplog kommun. Other thesis, SLU.

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Abstract

The landscape in the interior of Norrland has undergone dramatic changes since the deglaciation as a consequence of faultings, earthquakes and tilting of the landscape westwards. Archaeological investigations along former shorelines by the use of models of isostatic land uplift, have revealed many Mesolitic settlements in northern Sweden. Döudden, in the county of Arjeplog, has been investigated by archaeologists that identified settlements from 5200 BC. The objective of this study was to analyse the history of the vegetation and if the vegetation showed traces of human activity during early Holocene, by pollen analysis. The results indicate that the area had an established vegetation c. 7600 – 8200 BC, consequently the ice must have left the area about 1000 years earlier than has previously been known. The first vegetation consisted of post-glacial vegetation eg. birch (Betula pubeshens), willow (Salix sp.) and sea buckthorn (Hippphaë rhamnoides) for a short period, followed by a total dominance of pine (Pinus sylvestis). Traces of human activity are subtle but the occurrence of charred particles, increased influence of Betula and the presence of light demanding species, it cannot be ruled out that the area was used temporarily by people already c.7500 BC.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: Vegetationshistoria
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Forest Sciences > Dept. of Forest Vegetation Ecology
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Forest Sciences
Depositing User: Kristina Johansson
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2004
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:29
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/115

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