Scandinavian Neolithic

  • Christopher Prescott


The earliest Neolithic phases coincide with the transition from the warm Atlantic phase to the somewhat cooler sub-boreal climate phase. Within the large region, precipitation, temperatures, and winds vary greatly, being characterized by coastal to inland climates.


Habitation Site Neolithic Culture Nordic Region Ritual Structure Cult House 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Prescott
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  1. 1.IAKN, Nordisk ArkeologiOsloNorway

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