• The most recent Baltic Sea marine hunter-gatherers? The buried individual of grave IB3 in the Suutarinniemi cemetery, Finland

    Author(s):
    Ville Hakamäki, Jari-Matti Kuusela (see profile) , Maria Lahtinen
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Archaeology, Stable isotopes, Middle Ages, Northern Europe
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    burial archaeology, hunter-gatherers, diet reconstruction
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/4zrv-bg38
    Abstract:
    Most European hunter-gatherers slowly assimilated into farming communities during the Neolithic period. In the north these groups persisted far longer. In this paper, we present evidence from what may be one of the most recent non-agricultural sites in the region, where a marine hunter-gatherer lifestyle may have continued until as late as the 15th–16th centuries AD. The isotope composition of incremental dental analysis suggests a significant, longterm dependence on seals. This indicates that vestiges of this means of subsistence might have been present in Europe for much longer than previously thought.
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