Prehistoric Living

Winter Stone Age Week | Kierikki Stone Age Center

I was very lucky to be part of a small Stone Age Winter Experiment that took place last month at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, in Yli-Ii, Finland.

Kierikki is a Stone Age Centre, a place where visitors can not only visit an amazing indoor archaeological exhibition, featuring hauntingly beautiful prehistoric tools and pottery, but also immerse themselves in a real size Neolithic village located along the Iijoki River.

Kierikki was once home to a thriving community of hunter gatherers, about 7000-5000 years ago. These highly skilled people lived in permanent villages all year round because the area was particularly abundant in food, with plenty of salmon and seals to hunt. Seal skins and seal fat were traded with other communities in exchange for flint and amber. Log houses and stone structures were built and clay pottery was very relevant to the local culture, being used to store food.

Our aim was to live as closely as possible to the land and to each other, with a focus on Neolithic technology, relying heavily on the power of community to live through the Winter together.

neolithic house with forest background
Elk Spirit in Kierikki
Spirit of the Place
stone age village covered in snow and surrounded by trees
Hides drying inside stone age house
Stone age people walking over frozen river in Kierikki, Yli-Ii
Stone age people greeting a tribe member
Stone age ice fishing
Lynx Vilden wearing her snow shoes in Kierikki
Stone age tribe in Kierikki
Stone age tribe around fire
Inside of Neolithic house in open-air museum
Stone age pancakes
Neolithic man feeding a child
Woman wearing handmade sheepskin Winter clothes

Stone Age Immersion | Jokkmokk, Sweden & Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Finland

In Summer of 2018, I spent 3 months in Northern Sweden and Finland in Lynx Vilden’s Stone Age Immersion Program with the most beautiful clan I could ever ask for. It was an intense experience for which I am deeply grateful. During this time, I learned many skills and crafts that connected me with my Ancestors even further. So very thankful to Lynx, the group, the local Sami People and the Land herself for all the teachings and beautiful moments together.

 

neolithic house with forest background
Elk Spirit in Kierikki
Stone age people greeting a tribe member
Hides drying inside stone age house
Stone age people walking over frozen river in Kierikki, Yli-Ii
Spirit of the Place
Inside of Neolithic house in open-air museum
Stone age pancakes

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