"Timetravel into stoneage" Yli-Ii by gubbi1

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A Sunday in August I made my way to have a look on the landscape around Yle-Ii and on my way decided to visit the Stoneage Center there.
This museum gives an excellent view onto the live and circumstances of the stoneage people who used to live along the Ii river. Themes are how the area developed since the ice-age (interesting as effects are still influencing the todays look and shape of the landscape), where came from, how they settled etc. Outside of the mainbuilding, a short beautiful walk away, you can investigate a reconstructed stoneage settlement. The walkway, which forms a loop, further brings you to several traps for animals, which show how people used to hunt.
About a kilometer eastwards of the museum you can find a fisher settlement, which belongs to the museum. Part of this place is a Laatu with campfire place, where you can do bbq.

After the visit to the museum and fisher settlement I took the road further (away from Yli-Ii) and found a Laatu where I stopped to cook a coffee with my cooker. It was a great place to sit and enjoy the coffee with a view over the beautiful Ii river.

On the picture you cansee a reindeer trap. These holes were digged and prepared in areas through which reindeers used to travel. Preparing wood and bushes in a way that the animals were lead into the holes increased the chances to catch food. In some areas in Finland you can see holes like this remaining from the past.

Inside the wooden museums building you can read about many different aspects of life in the stoneage.

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  • Pros:Gives interesting view into Stoneage
  • Last visit to Yli-Ii: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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