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The Battle Axe Culture in new light

In an interdisciplinary study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, an international research team combined archaeological, genetic and stable isotope data to understand the demographic processes associated with the iconic Battle Axe culture and its introduction to Scandinavia. The results show that the introduction of the new cultural manifestations was associated with movements of people.

Potsherd with typical ornamentation of Säräisniemi 1 wares (KM30561:799). Photo: P. Pesonen

Early pottery use in Finland

A newly published study undertaken at the Archaeological Research Laboratory, Stockholm University, in collaboration with the Finnish Heritage Agency in Helsinki, demonstrates new evidence of pottery use from early pottery sequences recovered from coastal and inland hunter-gatherer sites in present-day Finland.


Megalith tombs were used by kindred groups in Stone Age Northwestern Europe

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, an international research team, led by the Atlas project, discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in Megalithic tombs on Ireland and in Sweden. The kin relations suggest that the Megaliths were graves for kindred groups in Stone Age Northwestern Europe.

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