International Journal of Historical Archaeology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 489–512

Becoming Modern: Hybrid Foodways in Early Modern Tornio, Northern Finland

  • Anna-Kaisa Salmi
  • Annemari Tranberg
  • Mirva Pääkkönen
  • Risto Nurmi
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10761-014-0267-0

Cite this article as:
Salmi, AK., Tranberg, A., Pääkkönen, M. et al. Int J Histor Archaeol (2014) 18: 489. doi:10.1007/s10761-014-0267-0

Abstract

This paper focuses on foodways in a small town in northern Finland between 1621 and 1800 CE. Tornio was founded in 1621in northern Finland, at that time a part of the Swedish kingdom. Tornio was a dynamic town where people of different ethnic origins came together, forming a new urban community and new urban foodways. Archaeological remains of the town’s foodways—animal remains, macrofossils, and ceramics—suggest that the food culture of Tornio was a hybrid of local indigenous and rural traditions and international fashions. The foodways underwent significant changes in the 18th century. The changes were related to modernization and changing human-environmental relationships.

Keywords

Foodways Hybridization Colonial contact Finland 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna-Kaisa Salmi
    • 1
  • Annemari Tranberg
    • 1
  • Mirva Pääkkönen
    • 2
  • Risto Nurmi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department ofArchaeologyUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2.Department of ArchaeologyUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland