By T. Douglas Price

The archaeological website of Smakkerup Huse is found on the headwaters of a former fjord often called the Saltbaek Vig at the northwest coast of the island of Zealand, Denmark. Excavations came about in 1989 and back from 1995 to 1997 by way of a crew of Danish and American archaeologists. the positioning is necessary for a few purposes, together with the 1000-year checklist of cultural deposits and the maintenance of plentiful subsistence is still and wood gadgets. Smakkerup Huse records many of the oldest household farm animals in Denmark and a brand new artifact variety, a painted pebble, from the Mesolithic. whereas the cost zone of the positioning on land were eroded, the waterlain deposits adjoining to the positioning preserved a submerged midden and an in situ fishing and boat touchdown sector. The document at the website comprises history at the Mesolithic of Southern Scandinavia, a historical past of analysis on the website, the geology and topography of the location and its surroundings, the format and series of the excavations, stratigraphy, the unearths, courting, interpretation and value. T. Douglas expense is Weinstein Professor of eu Archaeology and Director of the Laboratory for Archaeological Chemistry, Dept. of Anthropology, college of Michigan.

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