Project details

Code: ALLI18-10
Country: Finland
Region: Yli-Ii.
Title: Primitive Surviving6
Start date: 11 April 2011
End date: 29 April 2011
Project type: Archaeology
Ages: 18 - 70
Partner organisation: Allianssi
UNA Exchange Placement Fee: £150.00 find out about costing
Work: The aim of the project is to offer the possibility for volunteers to learn, experience and perform in the Finnish wild woods: lake ancestral fishing techniques, surviving basic skills, handcrafting from natural surrounding materials, initiations to stone-age primitive technologies, group life solidarity and teamwork in very simple conditions, nomadic ancient rhythmic of living. The volunteers will receive information on Stone-Age technologies, crafts and food harvesting, which means that they will collect some of their own food with their self-made tools. Kierikki Stone Age Centre (www.kierikki.fi) is the base-camp for the group of volunteers.
Location: Nearest train station is Oulu (600 km from Helsinki). From Oulu there are buses on weekdays to Yli-Ii (50 km).
Accommodation: Accommodation will be inside reconstituted stone age-houses, as well as, in hiking refuges, kotas and even igloos in winter! Comfort will be very basic (water from lakes and rivers, cooking on fire…). Food will be partly fished and collected from nature, partly bought.
Special remarks: TERMINAL : Oulu. ; SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : Participants must be in good health, have valid travel insurance and be ready to very basic conditions like sleeping outdoors, motivation letter needed. PLEASE NOTE! Special requirements for winter camps: These are the average minimum (the real minimum can be much colder) temperatures for each month: October: +1*C November: -4*C December: -11*C January: -12*C February: -14*C March: -8*C April: -3*C. The volunteers should arrive with appropriate equipment (winter clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags) and having checked carefully the webpage of the project http://sites.google.com/site/primitivesurvivingprojectweb. ; STUDY : N/A ; EXTRA FEE : 100 EURO payable on arrival

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