Wednesday 29 May 2013
Finally to the National Board of Antiquities tomorrow
to do some microscopic research of the anthropomorphic clay figurines from the subneolithic stone age dwelling site at Vantaa Jokiniemi. After this the publication should be 95% ready. My approach to the figurines will be mostly chronological and comparative and I will be focusing on studies of realistic anthropomorphic clay figurines found in Western Russia, Latvia, Finland (including the Åland islands). In my upcoming article I will also discuss some aspects of the possible use, ornamentation and issues concerning the supposed gender of the figurines.