Tuesday 31 May 2016

Finds from day two of excavating "Deutsches Lager Hanko".

Another wonderful day excvating the German WW2 transition camp in Hanko Finland. Below are a few pictures of assorted finds from today :)

Jenna an Emmi sort yesterdays finds.

Trial trench one after the removal of the topsoil

Excavations uderway

A few finds from Today

German medicine bottles.

 Bakelite box containing Losantine tablets for use in case of gas attack.

 Ink pen (blade) and field made letter opener.

 German cigarette lighter.

 Morphine ampoule.

 Uniform fragments.

Broken Geman sunglasses.

A strand of hair.

Monday 30 May 2016

Hundreds of finds during the first day of excavating "Deutsches Lager Hanko"

We only scratched the surface layer and were really surprised by the multitude and great quality of German WW2 finds. With over 20 people participating and in great summer weather the digging and documenation of the excavation was a pleasure.

Below are just a few of todays over 300 finds!

 German gaming pieces.

 Bakelite razor handle.

 German coin from 1926.


Bakelite drinking cup from a "Feldflasche".

 Markings on the cup.

 Some soldier preferred his wine from a carafe.

 Bakelite soap-box.

Finnish WW2 dogtag.

And lots of German porcellain...

Sunday 29 May 2016

"Deutsches Lager Hanko 1942-1944". The 2016 excavations start tomorrow!

Feeling more than excited at the moment. The 2016 excavations of the larger German WW2 transition camp are about to begin.

This is our third field season and after trial excavations during previous years we are now into the first large scale archaeological excavations of this complex site!

I will be updating here on a daily basis so check in here for pictures of our work and "finds of the day".

A well preserved German coin found during surveying in May 2016. The sandy soil has preserved a lot of the finds in very good condition!