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

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Pavel Dolukhanov, Professor Anvar ShukurovORCiD


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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 similar to 11,500 cat BP and remained in action for similar to 7000 yr. The transgression of Ladoga Lake started similar to 5000 cal BP and reached its maximum at similar to 3000 cal BP (similar to 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.

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Author(s): Dolukhanov PM, Shukurov AM, Arslanov KA, Subetto DA, Zaitseva GI, Djinoridze EN, Kuznetsov DD, Ludikova AV, Sapelko TV, Savelieva LA

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 19th International Radiocarbon Conference

Year of Conference: 2007

Pages: 527-542

ISSN: 0033-8222

Publisher: Radiocarbon, University of Arizona

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