Archaeological heritage means the remains, structures, deposits and finds resulting from human activity in prehistoric and historic times preserved on land or in water. Relics within the meaning specified in the Antiquities Act (295/1963) are protected without a separate ruling required. The law requires all land-use planning to take account of relic sites.

Archaeological heritage work consists of assisting municipalities, communities, businesses and individuals in the region in matters relating to ancient remains, antiquities and archaeological heritage. The archaeologists responsible for this cultural heritage work guide and promote the protection and preservation of archaeological cultural heritage in North Ostrobothnia.

Collections of the National Museum. Item number KM45024:1. Photograph: Mika Friman.

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Archaeologist expert services

We are responsible for expert work and official tasks related to archaeology in North Ostrobothnia.

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