Me and Juuso will visit the students at Ekenäs Gymnasium and the teachers on may 21 to give a primary lecture about our small scale research project at the site 25-27.5.2013. The idea of the project is to gather some information about the preservation of the site before a larger scale rescue excavation in 2014.
The site dates to approx 4200 BC but there are also finds from the early bronze age and corded ware (battle axe clulture) on the site. Below one interesting fragment of a detailed subneolithic clay figurine from the site.
A publication of the finds from this site from the excavations in 1992-1994 can be found in:
Fast, Jan 1996 Utgrävningarna av den tidigkamkeramiska boplatsen vid Långåmossarna i Karis 1992-1994 Västnyländsk Årsbok 1996- 20 år : 77-90. Ekenäs 1996.
Our research team is :)
Jan Fast (archaeologist in charge)
Juuso Koskinen (archaeology student from the University of Helsinki / research assistant)
Sture Lindholm (History teacher at Ekenäs Gymnasium)
Peter Sjöstrand (Researcher at Ekenäs Museum)
16 students from Ekenäs Gymnasium Archaeology Class
in absoulutely wonderful spring weather :) below are some photos of sites I visited today. I left the stone age finds on the sites but marked the findspots on a map for future reference.
Of all the sites I visited today the Solbacka site seemed to hold most potential. The dwelling site would be perfect for trial excavations with amateurs and/or schoolchildren. I discussed this with the landowner who was very supportive so maybe... someday sometime...
Sadly a nasty flue got the best of me for the beginning of this field season but tomorrow it´s finally time. I´m going to check out some promising new areas in Sipoo S Finland (weather permitting). Going to take some photos so stay tuned... and wish me luck :)
Stone age dwelling sites in Sipoo (Mariendal 1 and 2) photo courtesy of the National Board of Antiquities/Satu Koivisto 2007