Out of the peat : Preliminary Geophysical Prospection and Evaluation of the Mid-Holocene Stationary Wooden Fishing Structures in Haapajarvi, Finland

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Koivisto , S , Perttola , W & Latvakoski , N 2018 , ' Out of the peat : Preliminary Geophysical Prospection and Evaluation of the Mid-Holocene Stationary Wooden Fishing Structures in Haapajarvi, Finland ' , Journal of Field Archaeology , vol. 43 , no. 3 , 2042-4582 , pp. 166-180 . https://doi.org/10.1080/00934690.2018.1437315

Title: Out of the peat : Preliminary Geophysical Prospection and Evaluation of the Mid-Holocene Stationary Wooden Fishing Structures in Haapajarvi, Finland
Author: Koivisto, Satu; Perttola, Wesa; Latvakoski, Niko
Contributor organization: Archaeology
Department of Philosophy, History and Art Studies
Date: 2018-03-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: Journal of Field Archaeology
ISSN: 0093-4690
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00934690.2018.1437315
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/253133
Abstract: The huge scientific and interpretive value of wetland archaeological sites has been well demonstrated in several studies. The management of the archaeological resource of wetland landscapes is problematic, however, and there is an urgent need for noninvasive techniques to detect waterlogged organic archaeological remains. Stationary wooden fishing structures associated with fishing sites constitute an important wetland archaeological resource in northern Europe. In Finland, similar wooden constructions have been used for fishing from prehistory to the early modern era. The discovery of sites has been accidental, because the waterlogged organic remains have been considered invisible to conventional geoprospection techniques. Because of this, a small project was launched at Lamminoja, northwest Finland, in order to investigate whether it would be possible to improve our chances to detect fishery sites in demanding wetland habitats. New information was obtained through geophysical prospection, trial excavations, and accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dating. Geophysical testing was hampered by several factors, including complex sediments affected by modern drainage. New information was obtained, however, on the composition, age, and spatial distribution of the wooden fishing structures preserved in peat over 5000 years.
Subject: 615 History and Archaeology
wetland archaeology
geophysical prospection
waterlogged wood
prehistoric fishing
Finland
environmental-changes
sites
Russia
archaeology
Lithuania
examples
Sventoji
holocene
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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