Just realized that it´s time for the annual meeting of Finnish archaeologists next week. The red hot topic is the SALAVA (Suomen Arkeologian LAatu VAatimukset) which should define the rules for private archaeological enterprises in Finland.
The change is significant (at least on paper). Until now in Finland the National Board of Antiquities has been the sole conductor of archaeological excavations in Finland. Now individual archaeologists are allowed to start their own businesses, conducting general fieldwork and excavations although still under supervision of the NBA. I sincerely hope that this will work and create more work opportunities for for experienced archaeologists in Finland.