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"Fennoscandia archaeologica" have put their backissues back online in PDF format, again, including these treasures from 1987:
Jüri Peets, Totenhandschuhe im Bestattungsbrauchtum der Esten und anderen Ostseefinnen [Mittens of the dead in the funeral customs of the Estonians, and other Baltic Finns]
http://www.sarks.fi/fa/PDF/FA4_105.pdf
Appendix: Leena Tomanterä, Nadelhandschuhe aus der jüngeren Eisenzeit in Finnland [Needle-mittens from the younger Iron Age in Finland]
http://www.sarks.fi/fa/PDF/FA4_117.pdf

See: http://www.sarks.fi/fa/fa_articles.html for more!
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I'm not sure the text is to be trusted (is she seriously saying that the Finns are Norse? If not, why talk about Vikings at all?), but I like her ideas at the end about how to lay out all the bronze spirals for her apron so that they don't roll away -- single-sided tape! It's obvious in hindsight!

VIKING AGE FINLAND: Study and Recreation of the Eura Dress by Oonagh Bhan [PDF]

PS. my solution to the blisters and sore hands you get from over-enthusiastic use of the mandrel is to wear leather gloves. :)
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A few weeks ago, I commented on how the Tuukkala outfit was reconstructed with the mantle pinned on the shoulder.

I found a little bit more information in Ancient Finnish Costumes, p. 32, about where brooch-pins were found:
Read more... )

Also, interestingly, Satu Hovi's page says there was a male cloak in Eura cemetery that was reconstructed as 110x160 cm, which isn't much larger to the female ones from Perniö.
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The joint search portal of Finnish museums, Museums Online!
http://suomenmuseotonline.fi/en

Not too much is in English, but if you're like me you want to look at the pictures. (Sorry it's a little random in terms of links, but I know not everyone here is obsessed about brooches...)

In a similar vein, here are some photos of the Kalevala Koru range of jewellery for 'ancient' dress, including prices.
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á austrvega. Saga and East Scandinavia: Preprint papers of The 14th International Saga Conference. Uppsala 9th-15th August 2009
http://hig.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:224754

Has both (huge!) volumes, but the contents page only mentions the author, not the title.

I haven't had a hard look at it, but there some are papers about(in no order) ...
Read more... )
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Anyone remember that news story a few years back about how ''Lazy' Finns developed ice skates to conserve energy while moving'?

I believe this is the publication it was based on:

Federico Formenti and Alberto E. Minetti (2007). "Human locomotion on ice: the evolution of ice-skating energetics through history" The Journal of Experimental Biology 210(10); 1825-1833.
http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/content/full/210/10/1825

Free PDF download.

They also produced a 2008 paper, which focuses on Finland specifically:

Federico Fermenti, Alberto E. Minetti (2008) "The first humans travelling on ice: an energy-saving strategy?" Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93(1); 1–7.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119394158/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
Also free PDF.
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Die ältere Eisenzeit in Finnland (1905) Parts 1 and 2, by Alfred Hackman
http://www.archive.org/details/diealtereeivol1pt1hack
http://www.archive.org/details/diealtereeivol1pt2hack

From the National Library of Finland: Raita, digital collection of early Finnish sound recordings, some downloadable in MP3 format for free.

Anyone know if there is a copy of Appelgren-Kivalo, Hjalmar Finnische Trachten aus der jüngeren Eisenzeit/Suomalaisia pukuja myöhemmältä rautakaudelta (1907) online anywhere?

Finland!

Nov. 24th, 2008 09:06 am
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Some Finnish Iron Age goodies:
(As always, my knowledge of Finnish is 'I can pick out some words and make assumptions' so just because I say X doesn't make it so.)

Ancient clothing seminar, February 2009 (Oh God do I want to go!)
http://www.tkukoulu.fi/~tsuto/muinaispukuseminaari.pdf

Looks to be focusing on the new Kaarinan Kirkkomäki, Turku finds from the 1990s.
For a bit more information, see the abstract on page 20, here:
http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/upload/application/pdf/f51d6748/New%20Abstracts.pdf
I *think* this is the same person, with a photo of her reconstruction at the bottom
http://ukonvakka.net/jasensilja.htm
More tablet weaving riiight at the bottom:
http://www.kaspaikka.fi/savonlinna/muinaispuku/sivut/muut%20muinaispuvut.htm

Here is a reconstruction of the whole outfit
http://vanha.hum.utu.fi/arkeologia/tutkimus/labark/labark.htm

It looks like the main speaker will be Jaana Riikonen, who has done dye analyses of the find previously.
http://www.katajahovi.org/SatuHovi/neulakinnasRekonstr.html

The Mikkelin reconstruction
http://www.mikkeli.fi/fi/museot/03_suursavon_museo/06_kivisakasti/muinaispuku/

All this because I wanted to double check some information about tubular selvedges. (And the idea that using a rigid heddle might be more accurate than tablet weaving, in terms of getting the look 'right'. I'm still not 100% sure.)
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Anna Wickholm and Sami Raninen (2006) "The Broken People: Deconstruction of Personhood in Iron Age Finland" Estonian Journal of Archaeology 10:2 150-166
http://www.kirj.ee/public/va-arh/arch-2006-2-3.pdf

The article argues that cremation cemetaries where numerous individuals were grouped together, alongside other cremations where the grave is solitary, and contains goods like swords, can indicate how the Iron Age Finns expressed their spirituality and religious practices.

Liina Maldre (2007) "Faunal Remains from the Settlement Site of Pada" Estonian Journal of Archaeology 11:1 59-79
http://www.kirj.ee/public/Archaeology/2007/issue_1/arch-2007-1-3.pdf

Livestock found at the 8-10/11th c. hillfort of Pada.

Rivo Bernotas (2008) "Dendrodates of Three Medieval Latrines of Tartu" Estonian Journal of Archaeology 12:1 16-29
http://www.kirj.ee/public/Archaeology/2008/issue_1/arch-2008-1-16-29.pdf
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Remember the excitement about the 13th century Votic mitten fragment that was knitted?

There is also mention of it in the shiny journal I just got from Finland. And the article is in German so I can read it! Hooray!

Peets, Jüri 1987: "Totenhandschuhe im Bestattungsbrauchtum der Esten und anderen Ostseefinnen". Fennoscandia archaeologica IV, s. 105-116.

Anyone want a photocopy?

Off topic: Money bags in the viking age, with the lyre-shaped frames.
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The Ten Commandments for a Designer of Finnish Heraldry, from Wikipedia.

Don't forget, Finnish heraldry is some of the most beautiful in the world, and has brilliant canting arms and everything.

I'd completely forgotton about this link: Finnish Names, on the SCA website.
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Less than a week until I'm going to work on the mountain. Eep!

Here is a line drawing of the Kinnula ski from Finland... with knotwork. Very cool.
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I have a new, shiny knife. No photos yet, but it looks a lot like this one and because I just have to be different and not be a Viking, I have to decide if I want to wear it hanging off my belt (second from the left), or from my brooches.

(It's interesting that the Finnish headwear 'debate' seems to be coming back again to the square veil idea, which you see a lot more people wearing than the arch veils.)

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