• Georg Haggrén University of Helsinki
  • Mika Lavento University of Helsinki
Keywords: archaeology, Baltic Sea, Iron Age, Middle Ages, research history


The Iron Age and the transition from the prehistory to the Middle Ages are complex issues in the research of the region of Uusimaa on the southern coast of Finland. In the course of multidisciplinary work over the past ten years, plenty of new data has been collected. This allows us to approach the area and the time period from various new points of view.

The present multidisciplinary publication offers new perspectives from the viewpoint of archaeology, geology, history and palaeoecology from the Stone Age up to the early modern era, with a special focus on the Iron Age and the Middle Ages.

How to Cite
Haggrén, G., & Lavento, M. (2012). Preface. Iskos, 19. Retrieved from