Facebook post by University of Helsinki

Let’s dig into memories from last autumn! Do you know what our archaeologists do when they’re not excavating? They stay busy even outside fieldwork season, going through material from past excavations: they clean archeological finds, map excavation sites, and report research results. Autumn is the perfect time for archaeology students to learn new skills that they will need in the coming field seasons, such as surveying, drawing, and sample handling. The academic year doesn’t kick off in lecture halls alone, but often through method learning sessions inside the Topelia courtyard. Fun fact: archaeology students also measure the height of the Kaisaniemi Park hill each year. Guess the height of the hill by commenting below!