Thursday 18 May 2017

The 2017 excavation season just started!

What a great week!

Last weekend we continued the Poetic Archaeology surveying of "Durchgangslager Hangö" with a permit from the landowner (Metsähallitus). With the official permit in hand it was now possible for us to take a closer look at the areas of the German transition camp that today are situated within the protected nature reserve area of Cape Tulliniemi.

Surveying "Durchgangslager Hangö" 13.5.2017. Photo Lasse Nyman

Although we were only scratching the surface we found acouple of very interesting find areas which we will excavate during the 2017 season. Below area a few finds from the first visit to Cape Tulliniemi later this year!

 Catholic WW2 prayer ring

German named "luggage" tag to Uffz. Franz Stäger.

German WW2 brass matchbox cover.

Today it was time to kickstart the excavations of the 6500 year old stone-age site at Långåmossarna in Raseborg (S. Finland). Over 20 students from the local schools showed up aand made a tremendous effort in clearing the top layers of the southernmost research area. Lots of finds too but more about those tomorrow. A big thanks to Karis-Billnäs Gymnasium and Ekenäs Gymansium for a superb day!

 The stone-age dwelling site @ Långåmossarna.

 The team 18.5.2017.

 Removing the topsoil.

 Topsoil successfully removed, time to excavate find layer 1.

"Side by side".

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