Evolution of waterways and early human settlements in the Eastern Baltic area: Radiocarbon-based chronology

P. M. Dolukhanov, A. M. Shukurov, K. A. Arslanov, D. A. Subetto, G. I. Zaitseva, E. N. Djinoridze, D. D. Kuznetsov, A. V. Ludikova, T. V. Sapelko, L. A. Savelieva

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Abstract

Newly obtained radiocarbon measurements are used to suggest that the initial settlement of the northeastern Baltic area was largely controlled by the Ladoga-Baltic waterway in the north of the Karelian Isthmus, which emerged ~11,500 cal BP and remained in action for ~7000 yr. The transgression of Ladoga Lake started ~5000 cal BP and reached its maximum at ~3000 cal BP (~1100-1000 cal BC). The formation of a new outlet via the Neva River led to a rapid regression of the lake that stimulated the spread of farming populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-542
Number of pages16
JournalRadiocarbon
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007

Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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