Mobility in Early Reindeer Herding

Markus Fjellström, Oula Seitsonen, Henri Kalervo Wallen

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In this chapter, we introduce different ways of studying reindeer mobility in Sápmi. Through the application of landscape-level Geographical Information Systems (GIS), geochemical soil, and stable isotope analysis, we aim to present different interdisciplinary methods used in archaeology to trace human–reindeer relationships. To do this, we have exemplified the methods with different case studies, and when no case study is available, we refer to previous or ongoing research. We show that these methods are effective tools for studying reindeer migration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDomestication in Action
Subtitle of host publicationPast and Present Human-Reindeer Interaction in Northern Fennoscandia
EditorsAnna-Kaisa Salmi
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-98643-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-98642-1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesArctic Encounters


  • Landscape archaeology
  • GIS
  • Geochemical soil analysis
  • Stable isotope analysis
  • Mobility

Field of science

  • Sociology


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