Lapps and Labyrinths: Saami Prehistory, Colonization, and by Noel D. Broadbent, Jan Stora

By Noel D. Broadbent, Jan Stora

Professor Noel D. Broadbent is one in all Swedens most efficient specialists on north Swedish archaeology and actually wrote the booklet at the prehistory of the Skellefteå quarter at the North Bothnian coast. this data is now delivered to endure at the factor of Saami origins. the focal point is at the winning adaptive thoughts of Saami societies over hundreds of thousands of years - an affidavit to Saami resiliency, of relevance to the survival of indigenous societies around the globe at the present time.

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Arctic Studies Center (National Museum of Natural History). II. Title. 1 Contents Cover Title Page Copyright DIRECTOR’S NOTE William W. Fitzhugh FOREWORD Inger Zachrisson PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF TABLES 1 INTRODUCTION AND NARRATIVE CONTEXT Vikings, Dwarves and Giants What Is the Cultural Identity of the Saami? The Testimony of a Bear … The Power of Historical Narratives Archaeology and the Welfare State The Means to an End Notes 2 CULTURE AND ECOLOGY The Historical-Ecological Setting The Importance of the Coastal Zone The Saami People Human-Environmental Relations Glacial Topography and Settlement Climate, Ice and Seal Oil Periodicity and Settlement Cycles World Systems and Northern Ecology Punctuated Sedentism Resilience Theory Five Hypotheses 3 PREHISTORIC FOUNDATIONS The Early and Late Stone Ages Rock Art New Ideologies, New Technologies The Early and Late Metal Ages Cairn Graves Iron Animal Husbandry and Cultivation Artifacts in Context Summary Economy Settlement Technology Ideology and Religion Conclusions 4 THE RESEARCH STRATEGY Surveys Site Investigations Elevations Excavations Sampling Soil Chemistry Animal Osteology Charcoal Analysis Macrofossils Radiocarbon Dates Metallurgy Shoreline Displacement Lichen Growth on Uplifted Beaches A Glossary of Archaeological Features Huts Cairns Caches Alignments Circles Labyrinths Compass Roses “Russian” Ovens Shooting Blinds Engravings 5 EXCAVATIONS AND ANALYSES Regional History Bjuröklubb and Bjurön Jungfrugraven, Site 79 Site 64 Site 65 Site 67 Site 68 Site 70 Jungfruhamn, Sites 138–139 Huts A, B and C Lappsandberget, Site 144 Grundskatan, Site 78 Feature 1, Hut Feature 2, Hut Feature 3, Hut Feature 4, Hut (Bear Burial) Feature 5, Hut Feature 6, Hut Feature 7, Hut Phosphate Mapping Feature 8, Cairn Feature 9, Cairn Feature 10, Baking Oven (“Russian” Oven) Feature 11, Hut Feature 12, Hut Feature 13, Hut Feature 14, Hut and Labyrinth Feature 15, Pit Feature 16, Stone Circle Feature 17, Cache and Hut Summary Stora Fjäderägg Island Archaeology of Stora Fjäderägg Island Hut A Hut B Hut C Hut D Circular Features Gamla Hamnen Summary Discussion Comparative Analysis of the Osteological Material (by Jan Storå) Harp Seal Populations Snöan Island Site 49 Site 92 Site 53 Conclusions Stor-Rebben Island Hut A Hut B Hut C Hut D Summary Hornslandsudde Feature 5, Hut Features 12–14, Double Hut and Enclosure Feature 15, Hut Features 19 and 25, Stone Alignments Site 132 Caches Summary and Discussion 6 CHRONOLOGY AND CULTURE Source Criticism Site Comparisons The Start Dates The End Dates Summary and Discussion What Do the Artifacts Tell Us?

Stor-Rebben: Anatomical breakdown of bones. Table 51. Chronological horizons by site. Table 52. Clusters of hut dates (weighted averages). Table 53. End-dates of the sealing sites. Table 54. Finds and dates of domesticated animals. Table 55. Finds of iron slag, clay and iron furnaces. Table 56. Low-lying Lapp place-names in Lövånger parish. Table 57. Lapp place-names in Västerbotten County. Table 58. Place-name associations by county. Table 59. Distances traveled between farmsteads and church towns.

Edu Copyright © 2010 by the Smithsonian Institution All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher. Cover image: A painting of a bear burial marked by an antler-sheathed Saami spear. Ossian Elgström, 1930 (Norrbotten Museum). Colors used on cover inspired by the Saami flag. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Broadbent, Noel.

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