Friday, 6 March 2015

Great meeting @ Heureka today (again)

Putting the final pieces of the community archaeology dig at Jokiniemi in place. All is now set to go. After the meeting I just had to stop by the neolithic dwelling site again. It was raining sleet and I couldn´t help thinking about what the place looked like 5500 years ago.

Then (3500 BC) a seashore. Now 5500 years later an agricultural landscape.

I feel extremely grateful for all the support I´ve got from Heureka the University of Helsinki, the city of Vantaa and the lovely amateur archaeologists in Ango ry. I will be lecturing about the dig in libraries in the larger Helsinki region in march and april 2015. 

Indy(ish) poster for one of my upcoming lectures (Tikkurila library). 

I would also like to express my deepest thanks to the "lone digger" who reported his find of the incredible anthropomorphic clay figurine he found in in the area in 1989. Well done!! We will be excavating the site of this remarkable find in 2015! 

The anthropomorphic clay figurine "Tuima" was found in 1989. The finder wants to remain anonymous. 
Photo Tiede Magazine.

Don´t miss out on the upcoming dig 22.6 - 19.7.2015. It will be The experience of a lifetime!

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