The word utopia is well known today the world over. It has been used in multiple ways and, in a way, it has become a word used in day to day language. However, there is also a particular strain of discussion from the 16th and 17th century debates, which has given rise to the popularity…

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Ilicin ja Leinartin toimittama teos on metodologisesti avartava ja valaiseviin esimerkkeihin hyvin kytketty paketti samaan aikakauteen ja tematiikkaan liittyvistä, mutta näkökulmiltaan ja kysymyksiltään erilaisista tutkimuksista. Ajoittaisesta toistosta huolimatta teoksen monitieteinen ja ongelmakeskeinen ote miellyttää ja sitä voi suositella varauksetta niin historioitsijoille kuin muillekin muistitietoa hyödyntäville tutkijoille.

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Finland Proper (Sw. Egentliga Finland, Fi. Varsinais-Suomi) and Häme (Sw. Tavastland) formed the core area of Iron Age settlement in Finland. Monuments and sites dating back to the Late Iron Age or to the 11th or 12th centuries can be found from large areas of these two provinces. Less than two centuries later, during the…

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The maritime landscape of Uusimaa has been quite an unknown territory for archaeologists up to recent years. Only the archipelago of Ekenäs in the western part of the area was surveyed extensively before the year 2002. In this article recent research is presented. The focus is on the most maritime area between Hanko in the…

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According to the traditional hypothesis formulated on the basis of earlier archaeological and historical records, it was not until between the 12th and 14th centuries, when Swedes colonised the new areas in the northeastern side of the Baltic Sea. In order to investigate this hypothesis and the settlement history of Uusimaa, the pollen analytical results…

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Numerous shore displacement studies have been completed in Finland, but the shore displacement history regarding the last four millennia is still poorly investigated. In this study, the shore displacement history of the coastal area of Western Uusimaa, in southern Finland, is reconstructed especially for the period 500 BC-AD1500. The isolation of 17 basins located in…

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New archaeological, historical, paleoecological and onomastic evidence indicates Iron Age settlement on the archipelago coast of Uusimaa, a region which tradiationally has been perceived as desolated during the Iron Age. This view, which has pertained to large parts of the archipelago coast, can be tracked back to the early period on field arhcaeology, when an…

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16.10.2012

The Iron Age and the transition from the prehistory to the Middle Ages are complex issues in the research of the region of Uusimaa on the southern coast of Finland. In the course of multidisciplinary work over the past ten years, plenty of new data has been collected. This allows us to approach the area…

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16.10.2012

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