Department of Archaeology
University of Helsinki
archaeology, anthropology, human adaptation
The Lapland Pioneers project studies the earliest eastern immigration to northern Lapland, with a starting point in the Sujala site in Utsjoki, Finland. The project is currently (2009-2014) funded by the Academy of Finland. The Sujala site is a short-time camp with a large blade production assemblage unique in Finland and northern Scandinavia. The research topics include blade technology, paleoenvironment, colonization, and comparative research of the blade assemblages in neighboring countries.