Lapps and Labyrinths: Saami Prehistory, Colonization and Cultural Resilience

Lapps and Labyrinths: Saami Prehistory, Colonization and Cultural Resilience


By (author) Noel D. Broadbent

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  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 257mm x 10mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 16 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Washington
  • ISBN 10: 0978846060
  • ISBN 13: 9780978846060
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,091,357

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Professor Noel D. Broadbent is one of Sweden's foremost experts on north Swedish archaeology and literally wrote the book on the prehistory of the Skelleftea region on the North Bothnian coast. This knowledge is now brought to bear on the issue of Saami origins. The focus is on the successful adaptive strategies of Saami societies over thousands of years - a testimony to Saami resiliency, of relevance to the survival of indigenous societies worldwide today.

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Noel D. Broadbent is on staff at the Arctic Studies Center in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Director's Note Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Acknowledgments Chapter 5 List of Figures Chapter 6 List of Tables Chapter 7 1. Introduction and Narrative Context Chapter 8 2. Culture and Ecology Chapter 9 3. Prehistoric Foundation Chapter 10 4. The Research Strategy Chapter 11 5. Excavations and Analyses Chapter 12 6. Chronology and Culture Chapter 13 7. The Archaeological Roadmap Chapter 14 8. Rituals and Religion Chapter 15 9. Place-Names and Church Towns Chapter 16 10. The Labyrinth and the Bear Chapter 17 11. Synthesis Chapter 18 Appendix 1: Osteological Material Chapter 19 Appendix 2: Radiocarbon and AMS Dates Chapter 20 References Chapter 21 Index