Monday, 17 June 2019

"The stone-age between the apartment houses".

This years five day community archaeology excavation in Helsinki Pitäjänmäki has come to an end. What a beautiful and extraordinary week excavating the stone-age of my hometown Helsinki <3 !!

Ms. L. Boccagna from the university of Salerno (dpt of archaeology) participatred in the dig!

This year finds were better preserved than in 2018. Especially the very nice, large ornate late comb ceramic potsherds attracted the attention of the participants.

A few of the ca 5000 year old potsherds from the excavation!

This years excavation area was situated very close to the ancient waterline (seashore) of the last occupation of the site. Despite this we found a few interesting small amber and quartz crystal items.

 A neolithic amber bead.

One of a couple of quartz crystals found this year.

Over 3000 finds in all were found during this short rescue excavation. We are most certainly continuing the work on the site next year. If you wish to participate please send a letter of interest to and we will get back to you. We especially welcome archaeology students from different parts of the EU, there is no entrance fee!

The dig will continue in 2020, pre register now!

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