Stone spearheads found in Finland

Archaeologists in Finland have found wealth of hunting tools used thousands of years ago. Stone spearheads, cutting tools, hunting traps and pottery are all among the discovery list.

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The team uncovered occupation areas along the lake on the Ropi fells, as well as hunting traps (at least 80 pits likely used for this purpose).

The forestry watchdog, Metsähallitus, have been surveying the forest here and are continuing to find evidence of human occupation, perhaps even prehistoric occupation.

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It’s amazing to find an intact object, because when we map ancient artefacts we usually only find fragments generated during the creation of these objects, in other words waste,” archaeologist Sami Viljanmaa said in a Metsähallitus statement.

 

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