The Mesolithic of Western Norway : prevailing problems and possibilities
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Original versionBang-Andersen, S. (1995) The Mesolithic of Western Norway. In Fischer, A. (Ed), Man and sea in the mesolithic : Coastal settlement above and below present sea level : proceedings of the international symposium, Kalundborg, Denmark 1993. (pp. 107-111). Oxford : Oxbow books
The landscape and settlement development in West Norway until c. 5200 y. b.p. is broadly outlined. An evaluation of the source material reveals lacunaes which delimit detailed information on topics such as daily life, mortuary practices and artistic skills. However, the Mesolithic of West Norway holds a rich potential for insight into cultural-historical problems of a superior order, in particular the process of colonization.