Stone Age Village
Come and experience the village in the beautiful Summassaari island, featuring a number of stone age dwellings!
The first inhabitants arrived 9,000 years ago, and the most recent prehistorical find
is an iron spearhead from a thousand years ago. Several digs
have been completed here, and the found dwellings have been reconstructed accordingly.
The stone age village turns this past age into a life-sized village, allowing you to experience the stone age lifestyle, living conditions, items, and tools. The area features the Summanen village, a trap and ancient path, and the Yläkylä village based on archaeological research, which showcases stone age dwellings. The most recent destinations is built around the impact crater found in the nearby Summasjärvi lake.
STONE-AGE VILLAGE FOR CHILDREN
The buildings and tools in the village are built on a scale suitable for children.
In their own village, children can get to know stone age life independently – including everything from hunting to housing!
The dig site for children showcases research methods for prehistorical times and allows them to try their hand at being an archaeologist. Children can grind stones, decorate comb ceramic containers, fish with katiska fish traps, and hunt by using traps. If the hunt goes well, they can start fires using a fire drill and cook a meal using comb ceramic wares and tools.
SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Activity sessions are held in the village in the summer, looking into stone age
handicrafts with various materials. The themes change every week, featuring for example the making of bark bread, fishing nets, fires, birch tar, bows,
or ropes by ancient methods. You can make a small stone age souvenir to take with you, using for instance bark, stone, antler, or leather.
Kivikirveentie 10, 43100 Saarijärvi
050 350 1422
9.6.–30.7.2023 Wed-Sun 11 am to 5 pm
Action for the whole family
Wed-Thu, Sat–Sun noon to – 1.30 pm and 3 pm to 4.30 pm.
Basic and group tickets
Adults 10,00 €
Adults, Group of 10 or more 8,00 € (guided tour 50,00 €)
Children(4–12 years) 7,00 €
Guided tour 50,00 €
Family ticket (up to 5 people) 33,00 €
Saarijärven kaupunki / Matkailupalvelut
Sivulantie 11, PL 13, 43101 Saarijärvi