Mill Communities and Social Networks in the Early-Modern Finland

Author(s): Noora Hemminki; Marika Hyttinen; Timo Ylimaunu

Year: 2018


In the 17th and 18th centuries several proto-industrial mills were established in the present day Finland, at that time under rule of Swedish kingdom. Around the mills grew up close-knit communities, consisting of mill workers and their families, which were controlled and ruled by the mill owners.

This poster discusses two divergent Finnish early industrial communities, Pikisaari pitch mill community in the town of Oulu and Östermyra ironworks community in southern Ostrobothnia. We will compare the social networks of these two groups with one another and discuss social interactions and relationships between the mill community members by analyzing the parish registers.

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Mill Communities and Social Networks in the Early-Modern Finland. Noora Hemminki, Marika Hyttinen, Timo Ylimaunu. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441701)

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Community Industry Social Networks

Geographic Keywords
Finland Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
Early modern

Spatial Coverage

min long: 19.648; min lat: 59.807 ; max long: 31.582; max lat: 70.089 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 172