Monday 16 May 2022

Day 5/7. Excavating the Vävarsbacka II neolithic stone-age dwelling site in Porvoo S. Finland

The fifth day of the excavation of the stone-age dwelling site once again offered several fantastic moments when neolithic finds kept popping up over almost the entire excavation area. Todays most spectacular and interesting find was a complete nail shaped chisel ("kynsitaltta").

Nail shaped chisel found today at the Vävarsbacka II excavation. Photo Minna Turunen.

What this tiny but very sharp precision tool was used for remains a mystery. It is associated to the later stages of the Comb Ceramic Culture ca 3600-3200 BC. The beautiful item was found only some 30 cm:s from the slate chisel that was found yesterday.

Excavating layer five. 

The excavation has progressed according to plan and tomorrow we will probably be excavating the bottom layers. Usually at this stage the excavation site provides something unexpected, let´s see what tomorrow will bring.

The situation on May 12th and today on May 16th 2022.

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