Wednesday 20 May 2015

The Jokiniemi 2015 dig is just a month away

And things are looking excellent at the moment. Yesterday we visited the site with representatives from the City of Vantaa, Vantaa City Museum and Heureka the Finnish Science Centre. We agreed on extensive co-operation and I would have to say that each and one of us were in an excellent mood. The wonderful spring weather contributed in making the day a perfect one!!

The 2015 excavation area photographed on the 19.5.2015. Green is the color of spring.

This year the excavation boasts a team of 5 archaeology students and one archaeologist (me) leading the whole event. Three more archaeologists will be participating in the excavation as the dig will be of interest for their dissertations. Their research topics include research on early agriculture, stone age graves and the study of food and other remains remains (especially starch) on pottery.

The plan.

The diggers who pay a daily 50 e participation fee will consist partly experienced amateur archaeologists, partly diggers from last year and last but not least many new faces ages 10 and up :). The fee includes a free one day ticket to Heureka worth 19 euros, a free lecture and everything you need to dig (and more). All My lecture to the team will take place on may 28th in the auditorium at Heureka. Soon it´s time for the dig of a lifetime, join us at

The site.

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