Sunday, 4 October 2015

A great excavation weekend in Raseborg

Rounding up the 2015 dig at the Långåmossarna site. Lots of nice finds from around 4300 BC this time too (large potsherds, large fragments of burnt bone etc.) and some nice features that kept us busy until the last minutes.

Large potsherds of so called Ka I:2 pottery (ca 4300 BC)

The potsherds were collected with the greatest care in order to investigate their stone-age contents through starch analysis. Radiocarbon samples will also be prepared from the charcoal remains on the inside of the potsherds!

Digging a large hearth or a refuse pit.


This years excavation was the largest community archaeology dig so far on this site. The total number of participants was around 60 people! I would like to thank each and everyone of the participants for a job well done. 

I would especially like to thank Göran Fagerstedt and my trustworthy archaeology students Jimena, Anu and Max for helping me with the fieldwork.

The excavation was financed by "Svenska Kulturfonden" "Karis musei- och hembygdsförening" and "Sällskapet Natura".

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