Saturday, 30 June 2018

The archaeology of the DRK Schwestern of "Durchgangslager Hangö"

Today we finished off the first leg of the 2018 excavation season of "Durchgangslager Hangö". The weather was far from perfect so we concentrated on filling in ecavation area one and documenting the trial excavations of the DLAH site where excavations will continue next week!

The DRK members worked in the "Soldatenheim" close to their barracks
Below is probably the most intriguing find of excavation week one, a DRK uniform shoe. This is the first "Deutsches Rotes Kreutz Schwester" related item found in the German transition camp.

 A DRK dress shoe from "Durchgangslager Hangö"

Congratulations on this important find goes out to archaeology student Teemu Väisänen (Helsinki University) who located and excavated the find all on his own. I hope You can make use of this find in your archaeology studies and maybe do some more excavation work in this area during the upcoming weeks.

Teemu surveying the site as part of his studies at the University of Helsinki.

A big thanks to all the wonderful people who participated this week. A special thanks to archaeology students Teemu Väisänen (University of Helsinki), Fanny Fagerholm (Umeå Universitet) and Anu Varjo (University of Helsinki).

Grey skies over the "Dark Heritage" over Durchgangslager Hangö 29.6.2018. Photo Antonio Botella.

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