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Kvarken Archipelago - Ancient relics

Author: Metsähallitus

Publisher: Metsähallitus , Vantaa , 2014

Layout: 2 pp.

Language: english

Other languages: suomi, svenska


Ancient relics are traces of human activity in the archipelago. Some of them can be easily spotted, but often they are covered by vegetation or hidden under the ground, in places like thick spruce forests, for example. Human activity in the archipelago is closely related to fishing, seal hunting and seafaring. Our harsh archipelago, which is very rocky and has relatively scarce vegetation in places, creates unique conditions for ancient relics, and, due to the land uplift, the environment is also very young.

Read more:

Kvarken Archipelago (nationalparks.fi)

Updated 21.9.2021

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Ancient relics (772 KB, pdf)