Thursday, 23 August 2018

Saying goodbye to "Durchgangslager Hanko" 23.8.2018.

This was the last day of excavating "Durchgangslager Hanko" this (2018) season.

Student from Hangö Gymnasium at the dig today. Photo Jose Antono Botella.

Fantastic crew (again) with talented and attentive students from "Hangö Gymnasium" and my trustworthy companions, archaeology student Fanny Fagerholm (Umeå universitet) and Aleksi Rikkinen (Helsinki university).

Archaeology student Fanny Fagerholm, cataloging  German food ration cans in the field.

We finished the excavation season with a "hands on" lecture touching upon the questions of ethics in collecting original WW2 artefacts, illegal digging for relics and the posibilties of crowdsourcing in conflict archaeology.

Illegally dug Soviet ( rare winter camo) helmet for sale on the Internet.

We will continue digging into the history of WW2 in Hanko in September but his time we will be looking at the events in 1941, from the Soviet side. Stay tuned.

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