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Two Iron Age Sites Discovered in Finland
Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, September 6, 2012 | unattributed

Posted on 09/03/2012 6:21:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

In the autumn of 2010, local amateur archaeologists discovered a large harbor, dating from around 1000-1200 AD, in Ahvenkoski village, at the mouth of western branch of the Kymijoki River in Finland. The findings included a smithy, a iron smelting furnace, forceps, as well as hundreds of iron objects such as boat rivets, similar to those found at Viking settlements in different parts of the Baltic, Scandinavia, Scotland and Iceland.

More recently, in August of 2012 and in the same area, a 2 x 3 meter wide late Viking Age or Crusade period cremation grave was uncovered. Artifacts included a battle axe, a knife, a fire steel and a bronze penannular buckle, all associated with burned human bones. Similar objects have been discovered in the Baltic Sea area and in Ladoga Karelia. Identical cape buckles have also been found in Gotland.

The other recently discovered site was located in Viirankoski, Loviisa. Based on the findings, the site has been dated to periods ranging through the Migration Period, the Merovingian Dynasty era and the Viking Age. Similar objects have been found in Sweden in the areas of Lake Malaren, Birka and Göteborg. Several iron smelting furnaces, blacksmith forceps, hand- made ceramics and plenty of iron slag were uncovered at the site.

(Excerpt) Read more at popular-archaeology.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: finland; godsgravesglyphs
Two Iron Age Sites Discovered in Finland

Battle axe found in cremation grave at Ahvenkoski Harbor. Photo © Jouni Jäppinen
Two Iron Age Sites Discovered in Finland

Burnt clay and different ceramics pieces from Late Bronze Age/Roman Iron Age, found at Viirankoski. Photo © Jouni Jäppinen

1 posted on 09/03/2012 6:21:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

Did they find any vodka? The ax looks very traditional and to be wielded with vodka.


2 posted on 09/03/2012 6:29:48 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Vikings!

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 6:41:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

There’s writing on that one stone! Let me see if I can translate.....need some magnification.....where’s my translator book.....here we go.....
“STOP AT WALL DRUG”......oh for Pete’s sake.....


4 posted on 09/03/2012 6:43:29 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

I think that it’s kind of spooky that wherever they dig on this planet.....they find rocks.......


5 posted on 09/03/2012 6:45:28 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

They found a Japanese ruler with all those rocks? Now, that’s a discovery!


6 posted on 09/03/2012 6:47:19 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Now, it all makes sense! The Japanese like fish and the Finns like fish! The Japanese have ceremonial dances and the Finns have ceremonial dances! The Japanese eat a lot of rice and the Finns have ceremonial dances. Not everything fits.


7 posted on 09/03/2012 6:50:37 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

Goatland?.....now we know where Biden comes from. If there’s a Sheepland, well, then we’ll know where Harry Reid comes from.


8 posted on 09/03/2012 6:53:45 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Most fish come with Finns.


9 posted on 09/03/2012 6:53:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Hardraade

This must have been a factory second, shows they had high standards.


10 posted on 09/03/2012 6:54:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Finns are just there for thehalibut.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 7:00:48 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

I dorsal you’re right.


12 posted on 09/03/2012 7:07:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blueunicorn6

Is that the sole reason, or are you floundering for an answer?


13 posted on 09/03/2012 8:09:10 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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