Recent theoretical debates have identified time as a key area for research by historical archaeologists. In this paper we present evidence from Tornio, in northern Finland, and suggest that the early-17th-century colonists who founded this town developed a multidimensional conception of time that varied according to context and allowed deeply held folk beliefs to coexist alongside Lutheran doctrines and also facilitated seasonal trade with the indigenous Sámi people in the upper reaches of Lapland.
- Swedish/ Finnish Sami
- Early Modern Lapland
Salmi, A-K., Symonds, J., Ylimaunu, T., Nurmi, R., Kallio-Seppä, T., Kuokkanen, T., Kuorilehto, M., & Tranberg, A. (2015). Time, Seasonality, and Trade: Swedish/Finnish-Sámi Interactions in Early Modern Lapland. Historical Archaeology, 49(3), 74-89. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03376973