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Larsson, M. (2017). Life and Death in the Mesolithic of Sweden (1ed.). Oxford: Oxbow Books
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2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Over the last 20 years a vast number of new and important Swedish Mesolithic sites have been excavated and published in different ways as aticles, books and site reports. The time span of this book is long 10 000-4000 BC. Starting in Southern Sweden the story ends in Lappland in northern Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2017. p. 134 Edition: 1
Keywords
Mesolithic, Sweden, new results, settlements, graves
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61070 (URN)978-1-78570-385-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-04 Created: 2017-03-04 Last updated: 2017-08-31Bibliographically approved
Larsson, M. (2017). [ Review of ] Gordon Noble – Woodland in the Neolithic of Northern Europe - the Forest as Ancestor. Cambridge 2017. 234 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-15983-9 [Review]. Fornvännen, 112(4), 266-267
Open this publication in new window or tab >>[ Review of ] Gordon Noble – Woodland in the Neolithic of Northern Europe - the Forest as Ancestor. Cambridge 2017. 234 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-15983-9
2017 (English)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 112, no 4, p. 266-267Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2017
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71228 (URN)000424729200009 ()
Available from: 2018-03-02 Created: 2018-03-02 Last updated: 2018-05-09Bibliographically approved
Debet, J., Larsson, M. & Thomas, J. (Eds.). (2016). In Dialogue: Tradition and Interaction in the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition (1ed.). Oxford: Archaeopress
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In Dialogue: Tradition and Interaction in the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book developed from discussions following the 2012 In Dialogue: Tradition and Interaction in the Mesolithic–Neolithic Transition conference held in Manchester, UK. This conference provided a forum to compare not only the processes through which material innovations were adopted and elaborated during the Early Neolithic, but also the ways in which these processes have been understood and represented within the respective archaeological research traditions. The book examines the developments that followed the introduction of farming into Britain and Southern Scandinavia (Denmark and Southern Sweden). Contributors to the volume discuss the idiosyncratic social and cultural patterns that emerged at this pivotal period. An overarching narrative is woven by scholars from both regions who seamlessly integrate material culture, dwelling practices, controversial theory and ritual activities into a detailed image of the changing world of the early Neolithic in North-West Europe. Through a theoretically informed approach, the relationshA between material culture, subsistence regimes, monumentality, ceremonial activity and social relations is explored. The process in which people became 'Neolithic' is complex and required changes not just in subsistence but in every facet of their lives; this is what this book wishes to investigate. By leaving the traditional colonization and adoption debate for a more nuanced approached, an intricate cultural tapestry can be woven. From their organisation of the landscape to their place in the world, things were fundamentally altered: this is where the authors of this book focus their attention. This is a regionally focused, theoretically and methodologically complementary set of papers by specialists who offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of different aspects of this fundamental transition.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Archaeopress, 2016. p. 93 Edition: 1
Series
BAR International Series ; 2809
Keywords
Mesolithic, Neolithic, transition, settlement, houses, material culture
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55607 (URN)9781407314785 (ISBN)
Projects
Norr-West Europe in Transition
Funder
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), IG2009
Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2018-02-14Bibliographically approved
Larsson, M. (2016). The Empty House: Early Neolithic settlement structure in Southern Scandinavia (1ed.). In: Julian Thomas, Mats Larsson, Jolene Debert (Ed.), In Dialogue: Tradition and Interaction in thje Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition (pp. 11-19). Oxford: Archaeopress
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Empty House: Early Neolithic settlement structure in Southern Scandinavia
2016 (English)In: In Dialogue: Tradition and Interaction in thje Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition / [ed] Julian Thomas, Mats Larsson, Jolene Debert, Oxford: Archaeopress , 2016, 1, p. 11-19Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This essay is about the Early neolithic settlement structure in S.Scandinavia and the changes that occurred between the late Mesolithic and the Early neolithic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Archaeopress, 2016 Edition: 1
Series
BAR International Series ; 2809
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55608 (URN)978 1 4073 1478 5 (ISBN)
Projects
North West Europe in Transition
Funder
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), IG2009
Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2016-09-26Bibliographically approved
Larsson, M. (2015). A change is gonna come: Agency and transformation in the constitution of the Neolithic in Southern Scandinavia. Arkaeologisk Forum (33), 28-31
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2015 (English)In: Arkaeologisk Forum, ISSN 1399-5545, no 33, p. 28-31Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

One of the most frequently discussed issues in Scandinavian archaeology is the Neolithization and what caused it. During the last 20 years a lot of work has focussed on the agricultural transition and the origins of the Neolithic in Southern Scandinavia at a broad, inter-regional, rather than regional scale. But what motivated the transition to farming at a local and regional level? And what processes enabled the transition, and the coeval development of a new cultural tradition to occur? In the following I will have a closer look at this and present new interpretations. I will chiefly concentrate on the development of the earliest TRB and try to comprehend at a regional scale the transition from hunting-gathering to farming in South Scandinavia. An important feature is the application of the theory of structuration and agency as a way of elucidating the course of this transition.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Holbaek: Foreningen af Fagarkeologer, 2015
Keywords
Neolithic, Scania, Southern Scandinavia, Agency
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48666 (URN)
Available from: 2016-01-11 Created: 2016-01-11 Last updated: 2016-01-26Bibliographically approved
Larsson, M. (2015). Agency, creolization and the transformation of tradition in the constitution of the earliest Neolithic in southern Scandinavia. In: Kristian Brink, Susan Hydén, Kristina Jennbert, Lars Larsson, Deborah Olausson (Ed.), Neolithic Diversities: Perspectives from a conference in Lund, Sweden (pp. 75-80). Lund: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Agency, creolization and the transformation of tradition in the constitution of the earliest Neolithic in southern Scandinavia
2015 (English)In: Neolithic Diversities: Perspectives from a conference in Lund, Sweden / [ed] Kristian Brink, Susan Hydén, Kristina Jennbert, Lars Larsson, Deborah Olausson, Lund: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History , 2015, p. 75-80Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

During the last  years a lot of work has focussed on the agricultural transition and the origins of the Neolithic in southern Scandinavia at a broad, inter-regional, rather than regional scale. Consequently, there is broad agreement today that the dispersal of farming into Europe involved both the resident hunting and gathering communities and exogenous farming groups. We also know that for the more widespread adoption of farming, the role of contact between foragers and farmers was very important. But what motivated the transition to farming at a local and regional level? And what processes enabled the transition, and the coeval development of a new cultural tradition to occur? It is my belief that causes and motivations operating at the regional level may well have been dierent from more general and diuse conditions operating at broader geographical scales.

In this article I will chiefly concentrate on the development of the earliest TRB, the Oxie group, and try to comprehend at a regional scale the transition from hunting-gathering to farming in south Scandinavia. An important feature is the application of the theory of structuration and agency as a way ofe elucidating the course of this transition.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, 2015
Series
Acta Archaeologica Lundensia Series In 8°, ISSN 0065-0994 ; 65
Keywords
Early Neolithic, Scandinavia, Agency, Creolization
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45974 (URN)9789189578609 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-08-31 Created: 2015-08-31 Last updated: 2015-09-21Bibliographically approved
Larsson, M. (2015). Lasse Sørensen, From Hunter to Farmer in Northern Europe. Migration and adaptation during the Neolithic and Bronze Age [Review]. Fornvännen, 110(2), 139-141
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lasse Sørensen, From Hunter to Farmer in Northern Europe. Migration and adaptation during the Neolithic and Bronze Age
2015 (English)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 110, no 2, p. 139-141Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2015
Keywords
Neolithic, Bronze Age, Practice of learning
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45969 (URN)000369209000009 ()
Available from: 2015-08-31 Created: 2015-08-31 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Larsson, M. (2015). Places of settlement in Southern Scandinavia (1ed.). In: Chris Fowler, Jan Harding, and Daniela Hofmann (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of Neolithic Europe: (pp. 345-358). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Places of settlement in Southern Scandinavia
2015 (English)In: The Oxford handbook of Neolithic Europe / [ed] Chris Fowler, Jan Harding, and Daniela Hofmann, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 1, p. 345-358Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter explores the development of Neolithic settlement structures in Scandinavia from c. 4000–1700 BC. Mainly due to recent developer-based archaeology our knowledge of both different types of houses and the development of settlement structure has increased dramatically. The article provides a broad overview of this large geographical area from a long term perspective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015 Edition: 1
Series
Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology
Keywords
Southern Scandinavia, Neolithic, long term perspective, houses, settlement structure
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36181 (URN)10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199545841.013.018 (DOI)9780199545841 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-07-22 Created: 2014-07-22 Last updated: 2015-05-05Bibliographically approved
Larsson, M., Lemdahl, G. & Lidén, K. (2014). Paths towards a new world: Neolithic Sweden (1ed.). Oxford: Oxbow Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Paths towards a new world: Neolithic Sweden
2014 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This book is about new results frpm Archaeological research and excavations during the last 10 years. In the book new data is dicussed and how thhis changes our viiew of the period 5000-1700 BC. The whole of Sweden is discussed; from Scania to Lapland and the evidence is interpreted and compared with the older evidence. Two chapters discusses the evidence from sceintific Archaeology as well as the enviromental changes during the period.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2014. p. 158 Edition: 1
Keywords
Sweden, Neolithic, Hunters, Farmers
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35065 (URN)9781782972570 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-06-12 Created: 2014-06-12 Last updated: 2014-08-27Bibliographically approved
Larsson, M. (2013). Brave New World: the Paths towards a Neolithic Society in Southern Scandinavia (1ed.). In: Mats Larsson, Jolene Debert (Ed.), NW Europe in Transition. The Early Neolithic in Britain and South Sweden: . Oxford: Archaeopress
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brave New World: the Paths towards a Neolithic Society in Southern Scandinavia
2013 (English)In: NW Europe in Transition. The Early Neolithic in Britain and South Sweden / [ed] Mats Larsson, Jolene Debert, Oxford: Archaeopress, 2013, 1Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The building of a house, or a monument, involves an important change, which significantly alters people’s roles in the landscape and their view of it. Places could be seen as unique and socially constructed. The naming of places confirms the significance of particular locations.

Since the 1980´s a mass of new Early Neolithic material has been uncovered. One of the most important discoveries has been the long houses. After 1986, when the first one was excavated at Mossby in southernmost Scania several similar houses have been identified.

Many of the earliest Funnel Beaker sites like Oxie, Svenstorp, Värby and Månasken are made up of different types of pits and almost nothing else 

The pits, like on for example the large site Svenstorp and Månasken in SW Scania, are often layered meaning that they were actually recut and reused. Large amounts of flints debris are found in the pits, but also obviously unused implements like flake axes, flake scrapers and in some cases even complete axes and vessels.

 

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Archaeopress, 2013 Edition: 1
Series
British Archaeological Reports, ISSN 0143-3067 ; S2475
Keywords
Early neolithic, Scania, Settlement System
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24676 (URN)9781407310879 (ISBN)
Projects
NW Europe in Transition
Available from: 2013-03-05 Created: 2013-03-05 Last updated: 2015-02-12Bibliographically approved
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