DFF-Research Project 2: Deep histories of migration: the early Neolithic around the North Sea

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Rune Iversen - Participant

Mathias Paul Bjørnevad-Ahlqvist - Participant

Vicki Cummings - Participant

Daniela Hofmann - Participant

This research project focuses on the processes of migration and mobility at the start of the Neolithic (c. 4000 BC). This period saw one of the most dramatic changes in prehistory, as agriculture and its associated practices spread into Europe through the migration of people as shown by aDNA. However, we cannot understand migration just through aDNA. Our hypothesis is that the current aDNA-produced narratives do not take account of the archaeological evidence nor the nuance of migration as a social process. Our main aim is to uncover the longer-term impact of migration, which includes the relationship between different forms of contact and material culture change. In order to address this research question we will focus on the long-term networks and connections between southern Scandinavia, Britain and Ireland, hitherto barely considered. We will reveal how these connections developed and changed over the following centuries up until 3300 BC.
1 Jan 202130 Jun 2025


NameSAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Date10/11/2006 → …
LocationKaren Blixens Plads 8
CityKøbenhavn S

    Research areas

  • Early Neolithic, Migration, North Sea, 4th millennium BC, Networks

Related Research outputs (1)

  1. Published

    Muddying the Waters: reconsidering Migration in the Neolithic of Britain, Ireland and Denmark

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