Skip to comments.Two Iron Age Sites Discovered in Finland
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.
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Battle axe found in cremation grave at Ahvenkoski Harbor. Photo © Jouni Jäppinen
Burnt clay and different ceramics pieces from Late Bronze Age/Roman Iron Age, found at Viirankoski. Photo © Jouni Jäppinen
Did they find any vodka? The ax looks very traditional and to be wielded with vodka.
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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.....
I think that it’s kind of spooky that wherever they dig on this planet.....they find rocks.......
They found a Japanese ruler with all those rocks? Now, that’s a discovery!
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.
Goatland?.....now we know where Biden comes from. If there’s a Sheepland, well, then we’ll know where Harry Reid comes from.
Most fish come with Finns.
This must have been a factory second, shows they had high standards.
The Finns are just there for thehalibut.
I dorsal you’re right.
Is that the sole reason, or are you floundering for an answer?