The 16th Finnish-Russian Symposium focuses on the analyses of archaeological material in multi-disciplinary question framing and methodology. The symposium takes place in the Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna, and is open to scholars, students and anyone interested in the subject. Organizers of the symposium are The Finnish Heritage Agency, The Finnish Antiquarian Society, City of Hämeenlinna and Finlyandsko-rossijskaya rabochaya gruppa po sotrudnichestvu v oblasti arheologii. Working language of the symposium is English (with exception of 1-2 oral presentations in Russian or Finnish).
The symposium covers all fresh archaeological and multi-disciplinary approaches. All periods of prehistory and early history are equally welcome. The contextualization of finds is understood in a broad meaning: subsistence and everyday life in prehistory and early history, ideologies and worldviews in ancient and more recent times, occasional events of the past like crises and disasters.
THURSDAY, 10th October
9.00 Info desk open
9.30 Opening of the Symposium
Juhani Kostet, General Director, The Finnish Heritage Agency, Helsinki
A. Lapshin, Director, Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IHMC RAN), St. Petersburg
10.15 SESSION I
Kerkko Nordqvist, University of Helsinki: Artefacts on the Move. Movement, Mobility and Stone Age Archaeology of North-East Europe
Evgeniia Tkach, IHMC RAN: Stone Age Settlements in the Pskov Region: A Review of Old Materials and New Field-work
Kristiina Mannermaa & Riitta Rainio, University of Helsinki: A Needle Case, a Sound Instrument or Something Else? A Worked and Ornamented Swan (Cygnus sp.) Ulna from a Late Mesolithic Male Burial (Yuzhniy Oleniy Ostrov, North-West Russia)
12.00 Lunch in the Castle
13.00 SESSION II
Teemu Mökkönen, Finnish Heritage Agency & Kerkko Nordqvist, University of Helsinki: The Use of Mineral Raw Materials in Neolithic Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland
Andrey Gorodilov, IHMC RAN: Excavations of Burial Cairns near the Village of Bolshoy Bor on the Northern Coast of the Gulf of Finland
Elisabeth Holmqvist-Sipilä & Anna Wessman, University of Helsinki: Lead-Isotope and Geochemical Analyses of Copper-Based Metal Artefacts from the Iron Age Water Burial in Levänluhta, Western Finland
14.45 Coffee break
15.15 SESSION III
Vladimir Lapshin, IHMC RAN: Old Ladoga: New Finds and Publications
Natalia Grigorieva, IHMC RAN: Some Results of a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the Study of the Staraya Ladoga Archaeological Sites
Hanna-Leena Puolakka, University of Oulu: Coins, Knives and Other Finds – Grave Goods in the Transition Period between the Late Iron Age and the Early Medieval Period in Northern Fennoscandia
Olli Eranti, University of Helsinki: Macroscopic Analysis of Lithic Grave Finds from Yuzhniy Oleniy Ostrov
17.30 End of the first working day
18.30 Reception by the City of Hämeenlinna, Venue: Raatihuone (Address: Raatihuoneenkatu 15)
FRIDAY, 11th October
10.00 SESSION IV
Volker Heyd, University of Helsinki: Migrants, terrestrial diet and intensive networking: A different look at the Corded Ware in Finland, the Baltic Countries, and beyond
Alexander Vybornov, Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education & Marianna Kulkova, Herzen State Pedagogical University & Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography: A Chronological Framework for the Development of Finno-Ugric Cultures of the Neo-lithic and Eneolithic of the Northern Kama Region
Eugen Kolpakov, Anton Murashkin, Aleftina Kiseleva & Vladimir Shumkin, IHMC RAN: The Oldest Gressbakken-House Site on the Kola Peninsula
12.00 Lunch in the Castle
13.00 SESSION V
Anton Murashkin & Anna Malutina, IHMC RAN: Evidence of Metal Use from Bronze Age sites on the Kola Peninsula
Eugen Kolpakov, Anton Murashkin & Vladimir Shumkin, IHMC RAN: Archaeological Research in the South-Western Part of the Kola Peninsula in 2017–2019: Initial Results
Mika Lavento, University of Helsinki: The Long-Period Dwelling Site of Multavieru at Lake Höytiäinen in Northern Karelia
14.45 Coffee break
15.15 SESSION VI
Maria Razzak, IHMC RAN: Archaeological Survey of Islands in the Gulf of Finland in 2019
Alexander Saksa, IHMC RAN (Presentation in Finnish and Russian): Kuinka löysimme keskiajan viipurilaiset: arkeologiset kaivaukset 1998–2012 (Развитие Выборга в XV–XVII вв. по материалам археологических раско-пок 1998–2012 гг.)
Oula Seitsonen, University of Oulu: Geoarchaeological Approaches to the Taskscapes of Early Reindeer Herders in Northern Sápmi
Petro Pesonen & Ulla Moilanen, University of Turku & Jarkko Saipio, University of Helsinki: From Primitive Axe to Petersen X – A Typological Artefact Database from Finland
17.30 End of the second working day
19.00 Banquette / Evening with Friends, Venue: Hämeenlinnan VPK-talo (Address: Palokunnankatu 18)
SATURDAY, 12th October
8.00 Meeting place: Sokos Hotel Hämeenlinna
Guided visit to the medieval Holy Cross Church in Hattula, the ancient hillfort of Rapola in Valkeakoski, archaeological sites in Janakkala parish and the Mesolithic site of Brunaberget in Vantaa.
16.00 Arrival at Helsinki (Central Railway Station)
The scientific programme: Häme Castle on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th October, 40 €. Student discount 20 €. The fees include lunch and coffee (2 days). In addition there is free entry to all exhibitions in Häme Castle.
Banquette: Hämeenlinna on Friday evening 11th October, 30 €. Salad buffet and drinks included.
Bus excursion: Hämeenlinna region on Saturday 12th October, 20 €. Lunch not included.
Website of the symposium. You find abstracts there.
The registration closed 1st October (2019).