Saturday, 1 December 2018

The ultimate Christmas present. Participate in an archaeological excavation gift card!

Ever heard how he or she always wanted to be an archaeologist. Why not make your friends wish come through! Secure a spot for him or her at one of next years JFArchaeology community archaeology digs and give a Christmas present that will be remembered for years and years to come.

Want to hear more? For personal gift cards and additional information contact 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

The Finnish Cultural Foundation "Mullankaivajat" grant to Sagalunds Museum

Today was a very good day. Next year we will be able to take the Ölmosviken dig to a whole new level together with Sagalunds Museum thanks  to a substantial grant from The Finnish Cultural Foundation!

Next years dig will involve local schools and schoolchildren of different ages from the island of Kemiönsaari (SW Finland). The students will participate hands on in the excavation of a late stone age/early bronze age dwelling site but there will be much, much more to the exciting overall experience than this.

Stay tuned for more information on this exiting neolithic adventure in the near future here and on Facebook.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Participate in an archaeological excavation in Espoo in 2019

Good news! It is now verified Esbo Arbetarinstitut will arrange an archaeological excavation in Espoo in 2019! There will also be a couple of interesting  lectures before the actual fieldwork kicks off (the dates of these will be revealed later). Anyone with an interest in archaeology can participate in this exciting excavation for one or all six days.

The excavation will take place on a stone-age dwelling site in Espoo from June 24th to June 29th 2019. Your work will help protect this important stone-age site (rich in stone-age finds) for future generations but it is also important in itself as the results will be published after the excavation.

Join us in an the investigation of an important but not so well known part of the history of Espoo. Register now by clicking on the link below, the amount of participants is limited to only 20 participants per day!

Exciting community archaeology excavation in Helsinki (Pitäjänmäki) 2019

We are extremely happy to announce that the excavations of the comb ceramic dwelling site in Pitäjänmäki (Turkismiehentien leikkikenttä) will continue  between 13-17.6.2019.  Anyone with an interest in archaeology can participate!

The excavation will be arranged in co-operation with "Pitäjänmäki seura ry". Pre registration is now possible, please act fast since there are only 15 spots/day available!


Please notice that I will also be lecturing about the results of the 2018 excavations in the Pitäjänmäki library on November 29th at 6 PM.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Vävarsbacka 2019. The registration for next years excavation starts 2.1.2019 at 10.00 am!

Arkeologisk utgrävning av stenåldersboplatsen Vävarsbacka II i Borgå 14.5 och 1-5.6.2019

Anmälan börjar 2.1.2019 kl. 10:00!!

Utgrävning må-sö 1-5.6.2019 kl. 10.00-16.00. 
Sammanlagt 32 lektioner
Arkeologer FM Jan Fast och FM Janne Soisalo
Kursavgift 75,00 € Max 20 studerande.

Kom med och lär dig arkeologisk utgrävningsteknik i praktiken. Vi gör en utgrävning av en fyndrik 5500 år gammal stenåldersboplats i Vävarsbacka i Borgå.

Kursen inleds tisdagen 14.5 kl. 18.00-19.30 med en öppen avgiftsfri föreläsning om stenåldersboplatsen i Vävarsbacka och om arkeologiska fältarbeten. Föreläsningen hålls i Lyceiparkens skola, Biskopsgatan 3-7, ytterdörr A.

Kursen fortsätter sedan med utgrävningar i Vävarsbacka under fem dagars tid, lördag 1.6 - onsdag 5.6 kl. 10.00-16.00. Ingen förhandskunskap om arkeologi krävs och all grävutrustning finns tillhanda på utgrävningsplatsen.

Barn under 14 år kan delta endast i sällskap av en myndig person. Man får mest ut av kursen genom att delta alla dagar, men det är också möjligt att vara med ett färre antal dagar för att få en uppfattning om de arkeologiska fynden och grävningarna. Kursavgiften är 75 euro oberoende av om man är borta någon dag.

Ohjausta voidaan antaa myös suomeksi ja englanniksi, kaikki asiasta kiinnostuneet mukaan!

The teachers can also instruct you in English. Come along!

Friday, 26 October 2018

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

WW2 Conflict Archaeology Seminar and work with cleaning the finds from the 2014-2018 excavations of "Durchgangslager Hangö"

"Hangö Sommaruniversitet" and JFArchaeology offer a unique experience within the field of WW2 conflict archaeology.

You are invited to help in cleaning and sorting the unique finds from the German WW2 transition camp in Hanko S. Finland and listen to lectures and participate in discussions on different aspects of WW2 conflict archaeology in (different topics every day). The Finnish, Swedish and English.
languages spoken are Finnish, Swedish, English and German. The seminar is free of charge!

Spots are very limited, only 5 people per day can participate. Participants in the excavations from 2015-2018 are prioritized.

The seminar will take place from november 5th to November 11th 2018 (daily from 10-16 hours). The venue is Kaapelitehdas in central Helsinki.

Recommended reading. Books will also be available during the seminar.

Send letters of interest to as soon as possible and tell us which days you would like to participate!

More info soon!

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Articles about the "Hanko 1941" project

Two newspaper articles were published about the new WW2 conflict archaeology project. The article in Västra Nyland is in swedish and the article in Hangon lehti in finnish.

Postcard from the Hanko front after the liberation of Hanko to a Waffenbruder in the Wehrmacht.