Probably that was not always a rule, but this type of settlement location was certainly preferred by prehistoric people before the Middle Neolithic
when long segments of lake coastlines lacking any inflows were used for dwelling sites and amber workshops.
In conclusion, it appears that the oldest terrace houses and other multi-room housepits date to the Middle Neolithic period.
The ceramics found at the Meskaartty site and other typologically elusive organic-tempered ceramics found in Kymenlaakso Province might indicate closer contacts than previously thought between the northern and southern coasts of the Gulf of Finland during the Middle Neolithic.
Though previously dated to the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, Peterborough Ware is now known to reflect Middle Neolithic
activities (Gibson 2002: 78) and therefore correlates with the Irish cave dates.
Tamula burials VIII (4340-4050 cal BC) and x (4330-3970 cal BC) are discerned as a separate group, being dated to the border of the Early and Middle Neolithic
Making place in the landscape; early and middle neolithic
societies in two west Scanian valleys.