Mesolithic man and the rising sea spotlighted by three tapes-transgressed sites in SW Norway
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Original versionBang-Andersen, S. (1995) Mesolithic man and the rising sea spotlighted by three tapes-transgressed sites in SW Norway. In Fischer, A. (Ed), Man and sea in the mesolithic : Coastal settlement above and below present sea level : proceedings of the international symposium, Kalundborg, Denmark 1993. (pp. 113-112). Oxford : Oxbow books
The Holocene (Tapes) transgression in West Norway, which started c. 900 y b.p. and ended between 6700 and 4500 b.p., did not invariably disturb Mesolithic coast-line situated settlement sites. In SW Norway, several sites, dating from c. 8400 to 6600 y b.p., have been found preserved underneath thick layers of raised beach sediments. These are compared with a small group of similar sites in NW Norway, dated between c. 8000 and 6300 b.p.