Friday 13 May 2022

Day 1-2/7. Excavating the Vävarsbacka II neolithic stone-age dwelling site in Porvoo S. Finland

After the Conflict- and Battlefield Archaeology excavations in Hanko it´s time to focus on the stone-age again. 

The finds are plotted with a Tachymeter.

The first of several excavation sites this year is Porvoo Vävarsbacka II. We have been researching this site since 2018 and found thousands of artefacts dating from approx. 3900-2300 BC. This years excavation is a direct continuation of the previous fieldwork. 

The excavation is carried out in 5 cm thick excavation layers.

The ecavation has only just started and we are currently in the process of excavating the top layers. The finds consisting of neolithic potsherds, flint and quartz flakes and fragments of burnt bone are spread out over the entire excavation area and are so far quite small in size. Only one flint artefact has been found so far.

Flint artefact found during the excavations.

Small comb ceramic (3400-3200 BC)potsherds from the excavations.

Tomorrow we will be excating the middle level of the cultural layer. We expect the amount and the size of the potsherds will increase dramatically. More photos of our work in this blog tomorrow evening.

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