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PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF ARTIFACTS FROM CT1 ALMHOV (SITE MHM 12875), AN EARLY NEOLITHIC SITE NEAR THE SOUTHERN COAST OF SWEDEN

Author(s): Kathryn Puseman

Year: 2004

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Summary

A total of 15 lithic artifacts from site MHM 12875 just outside the town of Malmo, Sweden,

were analyzed for possible protein residues. This site has been radiocarbon dated to 4000 BC,

which is the time of transition from the Mesolithic to the Neolithic in south Scandinavia, with a

transition from a hunter-gatherer society to a farming/livestock breeding society. Lithics recovered

from the site exhibit both Mesolithic (blades) and Neolithic (flakes) characteristics. One hypothesis

is that tools of one technological tradition (possibly the Mesolithic) were used on wild animals/game,

while tools of another technological tradition (possibly the Neolithic) were used on domesticated

animals. Protein residue analysis will be used to provide information concerning possible animal

resources processed with these tools, in order to help test this hypothesis.


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PROTEIN RESIDUE ANALYSIS OF ARTIFACTS FROM CT1 ALMHOV (SITE MHM 12875), AN EARLY NEOLITHIC SITE NEAR THE SOUTHERN COAST OF SWEDEN. Kathryn Puseman. 2004 ( tDAR id: 379119) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8BV7G2X


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