Marine Ventures - Archaeological Perspectives on Human-Sea Relations - Hein B. Bjerck

Marine Ventures - Archaeological Perspectives on Human-Sea Relations - Hein B. Bjerck


Marine Ventures - Archaeological Perspectives on Human-Sea Relations - Hein B. Bjerck

Hein B. Bjerck [+-]
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Hein B. Bjerck is professor in archaeology (research and teaching) at the NTNU University Museum in Trondheim. His research is focussed on early marine foraging (Marine Ventures project), and large scale excavation projects (Ormen Lange project). Bjerck is also involved in research on the recent past, and project member in Ruin Memories, After Discourse and Objects Matter.
Heidi Mjelva Breivik [+-]
Department of Historical Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
Heidi Mjelva Breivik holds a PhD in archaeology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Her research focusses Early Stone Age with emphasis on marine foragers, human–environment relations, technology and settlement patterns.
Silje E. Fretheim [+-]
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Silje E. Fretheim is a PhD candidate in Archaeology at NTNU, The University Museum, Trondheim. Research interests: Stone Age dwellings and settlement structures, dynamics in the Mesolithic of the Scandinavian Peninsula, comparative studies, interactions between coastal and inland foragers.
Ernesto L. Piana
National University of Tierra del Fuego
Birgitte Skar
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Angélica M. Tivoli
Laboratory of Anthropology CADIC-CONICET
A. Francisco J. Zangrando [+-]
Laboratory of Anthropology CADIC-CONICET
Atilio Francisco Zangrando is a full-time researcher at CADIC-CONICET (Argentina), and part-time lecturer at the University of Buenos Aires. His current research focuses on marine hunter-gatherers in southern South America, and includes coastal archaeology, settlement patterns, zooarchaeology and stable isotopes.


Human-sea relations are important factors in past and present human evolution. Discussions about these relations have ranged from shellfish gathering at beaches to the elaboration of technological, social and cognitive systems for marine foraging. The role of the marine environment is now seen as a primary factor in the understanding of social complexity. Archaeological data and methods are uniquely placed to produce interesting perspectives about human adaptations to the sea through global and local dimensions, geological, archaeological and ethnographic timescales, and empirical studies of cultural practice. This volume brings together an international collection of papers in which human-sea relations are analyzed through various temporal and spatial scales. The themes covered include initial developments and further elaboration of marine foraging, technological and logistical implications of travelling by sea, interrelations between social and cognitive systems, settlement patterns and subsistence of marine hunter-gatherers, landscape archaeology and palaeogeographic models and the role of marine resources in human-sea relations. This volume will be of interest to students, archaeologists and researchers from related disciplines.

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Bjerck, Hein; Breivik, Heidi; Fretheim, Silje; Piana, Ernesto; Skar, Birgitte ; Tivoli, Angélica; Zangrando, A. Francisco J. . Preface. Marine Ventures - Archaeological Perspectives on Human-Sea Relations. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-4 Nov 2016. ISBN 9781781791363. Date accessed: 22 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.31768. Nov 2016

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