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date: 17 October 2019

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This chapter, which focuses on the prehistoric and early historic archaeology of rivers, lakes, and bogs in the Baltic Basin, demonstrates how wetland archaeology in the Baltic region, which has motivated archaeological investigation throughout the area, is inseparable from investigations at dryland sites. The discussions cover the legacy of the Weichsel Glaciation; Mesolithic lakesides and seashores; the transition to agriculture in northern Europe; Bronze Age/Iron Age lake settlements and bog bodies; and early medieval towns and emporia.

Keywords: wetlands, drylands, wetland archaeology, Baltic Basin, Weichsel Glaciation, Mesolithic, agriculture, lake settlements, bog bodies

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