During the Early and Middle Mesolithic the bog Rönneholms Mosse, situated in central Scania, southernmost
Sweden, was part of a large and shallow lake. It filled up with organic material over a long time, lasting until
the middle part of the Atlantic period. Due to large-scale peat extraction in the bog, surveys and excavations
have been conducted for a number of years. Besides a large number of small campsites, numerous slotted
points, harpoon and leister points made of bone have been found in the gyttja layers. During leister fishing the
points fell out of the shafts or handles, or their tips simply broke off. The points show a considerable variation in
shape and raw material. Through radiocarbon dating it has been possible to establish a chronologically based
typology. This sequence, partly different to other find situations in southern Scandinavia, is of major importance
for dating sites as well as stray finds.
Larsson, L.; Sjöström, A.; Nilsson, B.: Lost at the bottom of the lake. Early and Middle Mesolithic leister points found in the bog Rönneholms Mosse, southern Sweden, in: Gross et al. (edd.), Working at The Sharp End at Hohen Viecheln, Untersuchungen und Materialien zur Steinzeit in Schleswig-Holstein und im Ostseeraum, Vol. 10, pp. 255–262, DOI: 10.23797/9783529018619-9.