ROOTS Project workshop „The Forest Finns as a Model for the Early Slavic Migration“ in Svabensverk, Dalarna, Sweden.

Sep 19, 2022 to Sep 23, 2022

Ethnohistorical-geoarchaeological studies on the subrecent Forest Finns in Sweden and Norway serve as a model for method development of analytical approaches on the archaeological visibility of mobile groups, their subsistence and materiality, as well as on their socio-cultural dynamics and crisis management in the context of climatic changes. The early Slavic migration in the southern Baltic region in the middle of the 1st millennium AD provides an example to verify this model approach. At an international project workshop with experts from various disciplines in the natural sciences and humanities, the work done so far in the project will be discussed and evaluated, and the next steps will be discussed. The workshop will take place in the traditional environment of the Forest Finns in the Swedish province of Dalarna.


  • Jens Schneeweiß
  • Eileen Eckmeier
  • Wiebke Kirleis
  • Henny Piezonka
  • Vesa Arponen

Jens Schneeweiß

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