The Search for a Past: the Prehistory of the Indigenous Saami in Northern Coastal Sweden
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Presentation of new material relevant to the prehistory of northern coastal Sweden with special attention given to Saami identity as manifested by household structures, ritual sites, settlement organization and economy.



Use of place-names, historical and ethnological sources for defining and testing models of settlement territories in the coastal zone.



Assessing the interactions of coastal Saami and other groups in terms of material culture, ritual behaviour, settlement organization and economy.



Comparisons with northern Norway, northern Finland and northwest Russia regarding long term adapation and change in Saami prehistory.



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