SARG - Sub-Arctic Stone Age Research Group
SARG is a research group which connects scholars from the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology and the Arctic University Museum (both at UiT-Arctic University of Norway) as well as from NIKU (Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research) for collaboration on early northern hunter-gatherer societies. The group is lead by Charlotte Damm and Marianne Skandfer. The group receives funding from the Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education for the period 2015-2023.
The key aim of the group is to advance research on hunter-fisher-gatherer communities during the early prehistoric periods in the North. The focus in on the period 9500-0 BC, covering the traditional Stone Age periods as well as the early metal using phases.
The objectives of the group are multiple:
- to provide a forum for high-level discussion of research issues pertaining to the early prehistoric periods
- to encourage collaboration between institutions
- to initiate externally funded research projects
- to re-activate the comprehensive material from development-led excavations in Northern Norway
- to increase awareness of the northern archaeological material as uniquely positioned to address current international debates
- to establish a Nordic network Group
The group will focus on a number of interrelated themes:
- Demographic fluctuations and settlement variability
- Regional and inter-regional mobility
- Cultural transmission and social networks
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