Lipid residue analyses of Early Neolithic funnel-beaker pottery from Skogsmossen, eastern Central Sweden, and the earliest evidence of dairying in Sweden
2012 (English)In: Journal of Archaeological Science, ISSN 0305-4403, E-ISSN 1095-9238, Vol. 39, no 12, 3600-3609 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study address the question of the use and function of Early Neolithic (4000-3000 cal. BC) funnel-beaker pots from Malardalen in eastern Central Sweden. The material studied is pottery from a wetland offering at the site Skogsmossen in the province of Vastmanland. While deposited under ritual circumstances in a fen, the pots were likely used in a domestic domain on the settlement adjacent to the offering fen, prior to final deposition. The lipid analysis indicate a varied vessel use, there are traces of aquatic resources, plants, terrestrial animals and milk. The identification of milk residue is the oldest so far from Sweden.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 39, no 12, 3600-3609 p.
Vessel use, Lipid analysis, Milk, Neolithic, Funnel beaker culture
Archaeology Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82150DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2012.06.018ISI: 000308777400012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-82150DiVA: diva2:566613