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The Lillsjö Project - Mesolithic Immediate Environments

Research project This project addresses problems on a Mesolithic settlement and its immediate environments in northern Ångermanland. Parts of the project are working on issues related to the period just after the Ice Age ended and how the landscape was altered during this time and the settlement was established.

The settlement site at Lake Lillsjön, Pengsjö Ångermanland was partially destroyed by a re-forestation activity and the Environmental Archaeology Laboratory, Umeå University was commissioned to do a damage inventory and restoration of the settlement area. The Investigations took place in 2010-2012 and was used as a excavation teaching site for students at the departement. In connection with investigations of the settlement area, focus was also directed towards the landscape change before, during and after the settlement period. Several field studies of lake- and peat sediments was conducted.

Head of project

Johan Linderholm
Associate professor

Project overview

Project period:

2014-12-17 2015-12-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious studies

Research area

Archaeology, Earth science