Skip to content
The article is more than 11 years old

Archaeological Dig Unearths Iron Age Grave Site

Archaeologists from the National Board of Antiquities have discovered ancient graves and objects from the Iron and early Middle Ages near Mikkeli, a city in south-eastern Finland.

Arkeologeja kauvauksilla Keskellä hauta, jonka takana näkyy muiden hautojen jättämiä värjäymiä.
Tuukkalan kaivausten haudat näkyivät ensin värjäyminä maassa. Image: Museovirasto

Archaeological excavations at the site found human bones, fragments of silver clasps, bronze buckles and a knife. Archaeologists say the objects seem to date from between 1000 to 1200 AD.

Archaeological research at the site, which is set to be developed for the construction of a municipal heating network, will continue through mid-September.

Archaeologists were very surprised by the find, as they had believed the Tuukkala site had been thoroughly investigated.

An archaeological find was last made in the area in 1938.

Sources: YLE

Latest: paketissa on 10 artikkelia