Parallel worlds and mixed economies in 3rd millennium BC Estonia and Latvia

Parallel worlds and mixed economies in 3rd millennium BC Estonia and Latvia

Exploring Estonia & Latvia’s ancient history, Tartu University’s archaeologists made a captivating discovery: there was no direct transition from foraging to farming. Instead, their research revealed the simultaneous existence of two distinct societies:
­čî▒Locals adhered to forager lifestyles while Corded Ware newcomers introduced domesticated animals.
­čî▒Corded Ware groups also merged dairy practices with the richness of local resources.
­čî▒Both societies cohabited for nearly a millennium without merging.

This groundbreaking research led by Ester Oras and team was published in the Royal Society Open Science journal in October 2023. You can read more here: https://news.err.ee/1609175311/parallel-worlds-and-mixed-economies-in-3rd-millennium-bc-estonia-and-latvia.