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Crusader-era sword and cemetery unearthed in Finland

Looking over excavation work for the installation of geothermal pipes, a landowner in the municipality of Salo noticed a piece of iron sticking out...

Early farmers on the Baltic coast bucked New Stone Age trends and incorporated fish into their diets

Pioneering early farmers who arrived on the Baltic coast from six thousand years-ago may have taken up fishing after observing indigenous hunter-gatherer communities, a...

Mesolithic child buried with bird feathers, plant fibres and fur unearthed in eastern Finland

The exceptional excavation of a Stone Age burial site was carried out in Majoonsuo, situated in the municipality of Outokumpu in Eastern Finland. The...

Dramatic events in demographics led to the spread of Uralic languages

A multidisciplinary research group from the University of Helsinki has renewed our understanding of the history of the Uralic language family and languages such...

Friendship ornaments from the Stone Age

Roughly 6,000 years ago, hunter-gatherer communities in northeast Europe produced skillfully manufactured slate ring ornaments in great numbers. While these ornaments are commonly referred...

Detectorist finds Bronze Age sword in Finland

A fragmentary bronze sword was found in Eura (formerly Kiukainen) Panelia at the end of July. The discovery was made by Matti Rintamaa in...