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.
External contacts, mainly with Middle Neolithic
Michelsberg areas to the south and east, were confined to the acquisition of relatively small amounts of non-local raw materials.
In conclusion, it appears that the oldest terrace houses and other multi-room housepits date to the Middle Neolithic
As can be seen from Table 1, there is otherwise a marked concentration of Irish cave dates between 3600 and 3400 BC, essentially around the transition between the Early and Middle Neolithic
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
. Comparison of Tamula burials x and VIII reveals several similar elements.
Making place in the landscape; early and middle neolithic
societies in two west Scanian valleys.