Technology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe - Transmission of Knowledge and Culture (Volume 2) - Kjel Knutsson

Technology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe - Transmission of Knowledge and Culture (Volume 2) - Kjel Knutsson

The Early Settlement of Northern Europe: Technology and Communication

Technology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe - Transmission of Knowledge and Culture (Volume 2) - Kjel Knutsson

Jan Apel [+-]
University of Lund
Jan Apel is Associate Professor of Archaeology at the Deparment of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University (Sweden). His research covers stone tool technology and human evolution, stone age archaeology of Scandinavia and social complexity in prehistory. He has lead or supervised several large-scale excavations in Sweden and is currently involved in the research project "The Pioneer Settlements of Gotland".
Håkon Glørstad [+-]
University of Oslo
Håkon Glørstad is Professor in archaeology at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. His research covers Stone Age archaeology of Scandinavia, archaeological epistemology and cultural heritage management. Glørstad has been leading or supervising several large scale excavations in Norway and research projects in Stone Age archaeology. He is currently the museum director at the Museum of Cultural History.
Helena Knutsson [+-]
Stoneslab, Uppsala, Sweden
Dr Helena Knutsson is a consultant with focus on Stone Age archaeology and study of artefact production and use. Her main interests are irreconcilable. On the one hand psychology and sociology of life in hunting-gathering societies, and, on the other hand understanding of stone tools with the help of methods brought from material science.
Kjel Knutsson [+-]
Uppsala University
Kjel Knutsson is Professor in archaeology at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient history, University of Uppsala, Sweden, but has also worked as a visting professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway. His research has a focus on Stone Age archaeology of Scandinavia but he has also carried out field work and published Stone Age materials from East Africa and China. He is specialized in lithic analysis.

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Introductory chapter. This volume explores technology and communication of the early settlements of Northern Europe. The articles will discuss case studies and present overviews from the early and middle Mesolithic of Northern Europe. Special emphasis will be put on the spatial and temporal transmission of knowledge and culture. This subject addresses themes such as the transmission of specialised knowledge, the generative transmission of knowledge, the understanding of technology as somatic or incorporated culture in human society and the role of pedagogies and teaching in cultural sustainment and transformation. Other papers will discuss the relation between demography and technological developments, as well as the natural and cultural context for the transmission of culture. The understanding of the transmission of technology is, again, closely interrelated to the nature and efficiency of social networks of contact and their social and physical framework. Ultimately these question addresses one of the fundamental issues of our time – how to understand and cope with radical changes. This book provides new and different answers to this great problem of our time.

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Apel, Jan; Glørstad, Håkon ; Knutsson, Helena; Knutsson, Kjel. The Early Settlement of Northern Europe: Technology and Communication. Technology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe - Transmission of Knowledge and Culture (Volume 2). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-22 Apr 2018. ISBN 9781781795163. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32735. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32735. Apr 2018

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