Friday 30 December 2016

The JFArchaeology blog crossed the 100.000 visitors mark today!

I would like to thank all viewers of my archaeology blog. Communicating my research to others is in my opinion as important as the digging itself. I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a peaceful and happy New Year 2017! 

Jokiniemi 2014 "Heikki" with a neolithic potsherd. Photo Jan Fast

Thursday 29 December 2016

First announcement! The scientific conflict archaeology excavations of "Deutsches Lager Hanko" will continue 26.6 - 14.7.2017.

The 2017 community archaeology excavation is organized by "Hangö Sommaruniversitet". No previous experience of archaeology is necessary and the weekly participation fee is only 20 e for five days!! Below is a link to last years info about the dig (in Swedish).

Hanko is a small town but offers a broad range of accomodation facilities. It is important to book a hotel, B&B or private accomodation early on! Please contact the Hanko Tourist Office for more details!

If you have any questions whatsoever about the dig You can always e-mail me for more information on I will send you info about the project in English, Finnish or Swedish on demand!

See You soon in sunny Hanko!!


Jan Fast, archaeologist (Universiy of Helsinki, dpt of archaeology)
Jasmin Jyrä, archaeology student (University of Aberdeen)

Tuesday 27 December 2016

First Finnish metal detecting (reality TV) series about to air soon on YLE (the National Finnish Broadcasting Company)

The wait is almost over... On January 10th 2017 the first episode of the Finnish reality TV-series "Menneisyyden Metsästäjät" or "Raiders of the Past" (my translation) will air on Finnish national television.

Click on the link below to see a preview of the series (sadly the text is only in Finnish).

I will review each episode objectively here starting January 11th 2017. 

Tuesday 13 December 2016