Monday 30 November 2020

Ilmoittautuminen Vantaan Jokiniemen v. 2021 arkeologiselle kaivaukselle alkaa huomenna 1.12.2020 klo 8.00!

Vantaalla sijaitsee yksi Uudenmaan hienoimmista ja runsaslöytöisimmistä kivikautisista asuinpaikoista. Aikaisemmissa kaivauksissa alueelta on löytynyt useita ainutlaatuisia ihmiskasvoisia 5500 vuotta vanhoja savi-idoleita. 

Kaivauksen järjestää Helsingin Seudun Kesäyliopisto.

Thursday 19 November 2020

Fresh pictures from the newly found stone-age dwelling site in Espoo!

Today both archaeologist Janne Soisalo and the finder had an opportunity to visit the newly found stone-age dwelling site in Leppävaara Espoo (S. Finland). During the early comb ceramic period the dwelling site was situated on a small level cape close to the seashore. Due to the land uplift the area were the finds where located is now approximately 25-30 m:s above sea level. The area was also suitable for habitation during the corded ware culture.

The sea level 7000 years ago. The approximate location of the newly found dwelling site is marked in red. Map by courtesy of Espoo City Museum.

Sadly the site has been badly damaged by a ski track but we remain cautiously optimistic that at least the uppermost part of it might still contain some information about when people used  the site.

Panoramic picture of the scarred site. Photo Jemina Rajamäki 19.11.2020.

In order to asssess the status of this intriguing site a trial excavation of the site will be arranged in August 2021. Registration to this will begin shortly.

Wiew towards North (the site is to the right). Photo Jemina Rajamäki 19.11.2020.

                            Wiew towards the south (the site is to the left). Photo Jemina Rajamäki 19.11.2020.

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Previously unknown stone-age dwelling site found in Leppävaara, Espoo S. Finland!

In the midst of the November darkness a bright ray of light in the form of a discovery of a previously unknown stone-age dwelling site in Leppävaara Espoo  part of the larger Helsinki region!

Leppävaara is a suburb in Espoo or actually more like the second centre of the town. It´s quite amazing that despite the very large scale construction work in the area signs of the 6000 year old stone age settlements in the area are still to be found in 2020.

The previously unknown stone age site was found by "Jemppa" Rajamäki. A very gifted amateur archaeologist who has participated in community archaeology excavations with me and MA Janne Soisalo for a couple of years already.

Jemppa knows what she´s doing so she just photographed the quarts flake finds in situ and immediately reported them to us. JFArchaeology will make a trial excavation of the new site with financial support from the local community in 2021. Stay tuned for more pictures tomorrow.

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Jokiniemi 2021 excavation. Registration starts December 1st 2020!

Christmas came early in 2020! 

Now it´s official, the registration to the 2021 excavation of the Jokiniemi neolithic dwelling site starts in just a little under one months time!

Because of the special nature of the site the number of participants has been limited to 20 persons/week! Please read more about the excavation by clicking on the link below! 

If you have questions in English or Swedish please email us at

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Jokiniemi 2021 - More info on how, where and when to register tomorrow!

Act fast and don´t miss out on this exciting neolithic stone age excavation only 15 km:s from Helsinki City Center next summer!! The maximum  number of participants is limited to 20 participants/week!

The 2021 excavation of this remarkable site is organized by Helsinki Summer University.