Interpretation of historical and archaeological sources in the South Sami coastal area in Norway
This article summarises some focal points of my graduate degree (hovedfag) in archaeology at the University of Tromsø (2005) . My thesis was entitled Sørsamiske kystområder - tolking av fortidig samisk tilstedeværelse i Ytre Namdal (South Sami coastal areas. Interpretation of a past Sarni presence in Ytre Namdal). I have examined how our ways of defining a cultural landscape are based on our expectations of what an area should include in terms of cultural artefacts. Further, I ask how the use of many other criteria could broaden the concept of cultural landscape in the case of the South Sami in Norway.