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Bringing the Sisu-sprinkled, boggy, dramatic history of Finland to you.

The History of Finland Podcast Matti Jouhkimo

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Bringing the Sisu-sprinkled, boggy, dramatic history of Finland to you.

    6 - Migrations and Merovingians migraines. (375/400-800/825) Migration and Merovingian period.

    6 - Migrations and Merovingians migraines. (375/400-800/825) Migration and Merovingian period.

    Before we take a little break from our usual chronological narrative, (Next surprise episode or two) let's take a look what proto-Finns were doing before "Viking Age". We have mysteries, more Tolkien (he was fan of Finnish language after all!), Finnish weapon Angon and much more! Email: thofpodcast@gmail.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/thofpodcastFacebook: http://facebook.com/ThofPodcast Mentioned in this episode:Varkaus FennoscandiaVöyrin KäldamäkiKäldamäki 3D-Face reconstruction Cassiodorus and ProcopiousMerovingi family Eura-KöyliöAngon SpearLeväluhtaIsrael AlftanusNature magazine  SourcesIlari Aalot, Elina Helkala, Matka muinaiseen Suomeen: 11 000 vuotta ihmisen jälkiä, Atena Kustannus Oy, 2017Georg Haggrén, Petri Halinen, Mika Lavento, Sami Raninen & Anna Wessman, Muinaisuutemme jäljet, Gaudeamus Oy, 2015Juha Hurme, Niemi, Teos, 2017Eino Jutikkala, Kauko Pirinen, A History of Finland, Translated from Finnish by Paul Sjöblom, WS Bookwell Oy, 2003David Kirby, A Concise History of Finland, Cambridge University Press, 2006Henrik Meinaner A History of Finland, Translated from Swedish by Tom Geddes, C. Hurst & Co., 2011Pentti Virrankoski, Suomen Historia, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura 2019

    • 24 min
    5 - Romans are coming! What!? Wait..? Really? (500 BCE-375/400 CE) Early Iron Age

    5 - Romans are coming! What!? Wait..? Really? (500 BCE-375/400 CE) Early Iron Age

    I know you’re waiting for Romans and we have them, kind of! Finland was at best in the Roman Empires periphery, but most likely in Romans margins. Finland of course never was a province of Roman Empire, but we have a slice in the coast, that did inhabit people with their cultural influence at least.  Bit more about ceramics too, since it is the last time they play bigger role in our Story. Vikings have to wait their turn for bit more.Email: thofpodcast@gmail.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/thofpodcastFacebook: http://facebook.com/ThofPodcast Mentioned in this episode:Tacitus (Germania)The Roman Army at War: 100 BC - 200ADThe History of Rome (Marcomannic Wars, Episode 93)Mythologia Fennica (Folklore about cupstones) SourcesIlari Aalot, Elina Helkala, Matka muinaiseen Suomeen: 11 000 vuotta ihmisen jälkiä, Atena Kustannus Oy, 2017Georg Haggrén, Petri Halinen, Mika Lavento, Sami Raninen & Anna Wessman, Muinaisuutemme jäljet, Gaudeamus Oy, 2015Eino Jutikkala, Kauko Pirinen, A History of Finland, Translated from Finnish by Paul Sjöblom, WS Bookwell Oy, 2003Henrik Meinaner A History of Finland, Translated from Swedish by Tom Geddes, C. Hurst & Co., 2011Pentti Virrankoski, Suomen Historia, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura 2019

    • 27 min
    4 - Before Romans and Vikings.. (1700- 500 BCE) Bronze age

    4 - Before Romans and Vikings.. (1700- 500 BCE) Bronze age

    Finland has her first taste of Civilization. In this episode we meet a lot of rocks and metals. Some of our rocks are World Famous! We cover the Bronze age to the beginning of Iron Age. We also just hit our 500 download milestone, so thank you all for listening! Email: thofpodcast@gmail.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/thofpodcastFacebook: http://facebook.com/ThofPodcast Mentioned in this episode:https://freesound.org/people/ShadyDave/sounds/325611/ (Piano jingle in the "Bison story" is by: Shady Dave - My love (piano loop)Bialowieza Forest Finnish UNESCO sitesKing’s graveSammalahdenmäkiSeima axesPalstave bladesTextile Ceramics SourcesIlari Aalot, Elina Helkala, Matka muinaiseen Suomeen: 11 000 vuotta ihmisen jälkiä, Atena Kustannus Oy, 2017Georg Haggrén, Petri Halinen, Mika Lavento, Sami Raninen & Anna Wessman, Muinaisuutemme jäljet, Gaudeamus Oy, 2015Eino Jutikkala, Kauko Pirinen, A History of Finland, Translated from Finnish by Paul Sjöblom, WS Bookwell Oy, 2003Henrik Meinaner A History of Finland, Translated from Swedish by Tom Geddes, C. Hurst & Co., 2011Pentti Virrankoski, Suomen Historia, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura 2019  

    • 27 min
    3 - Molon Labe ( 3200-1900/1700 BCE) Late Neolithic Period

    3 - Molon Labe ( 3200-1900/1700 BCE) Late Neolithic Period

    This time we wrap up stone age and prepare to adventure to bronze age on our next episode. We take closer look at housing, farming and something called Battle Axe culture and “giants churches”. Episode is a bit shorter due the remaking of the older episodes as well. Email for the podcast is thofpodcast@gmail.comMentioned in this episode:Cows let to summer pastures The History of Finland site Corded Ware ceramic/ Battle Axe cultureMonty Python (What have Romans ever done for us?)Pöljä group (ceramics)Kiukainen cultureThe two main groups of ceramics from the period of this episode are:Corded Ware ceramic/ Battle Axe culture (2800-2300 BCE) found mostly in Southwestern Finland and Southern Ostrobothnia.Late Stone age ceramic (3300-1800 BCE) mostly found from Southwestern Finland SOURCESGeorg Haggrén, Petri Halinen, Mika Lavento, Sami Raninen & Anna Wessman, Muinaisuutemme jäljet, Gaudeamus Oy, 2015Pentti Virrankoski, Suomen Historia, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura 2019Ilari Aalot, Elina Helkala, Matka muinaiseen Suomeen: 11 000 vuotta ihmisen jälkiä, Atena Kustannus Oy, 2017

    • 15 min
    2 - Seals, Huts and Ceramics (5200-3200BCE) Early and Middle Neolithic Period

    2 - Seals, Huts and Ceramics (5200-3200BCE) Early and Middle Neolithic Period

    In our story we journey deeper into the woods and find out what our earthlings were doing in the beginning of the new stone age. Did things change from Mesolithic to Neolithic and if so, how?Email for the podcast is thofpodcast@gmail.comMentioned in this episode:SalpausselkäOperation ChasticeTreaty of Nöteborg (1323)Henrik Gabriel PorthanKierikkiJäkärlän ryhmä (group)Jean SibeliusGiant's churches The two main groups of ceramics from the period of this episode are:Comb Ceramic (5200-3250 BCE) found mostly in Southern Finland, Asbestos Ceramic (4600-2500 BCE) mostly found from Eastern Finland. These in turn include sub ceramic groups. SOURCESGeorg Haggrén, Petri Halinen, Mika Lavento, Sami Raninen & Anna Wessman, Muinaisuutemme jäljet, Gaudeamus Oy, 2015Juha Hurme, Niemi, Teos, 2017Pentti Virrankoski, Suomen Historia, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura 2019Ilari Aalot, Elina Helkala, Matka muinaiseen Suomeen: 11 000 vuotta ihmisen jälkiä, Atena Kustannus Oy, 2017Markku Liuskari, Hannele Palo, Vesa Vihervä, Forum V: Ruotsin Itämaasta Suomeksi, Otava, 2019

    • 24 min
    1 - The Peninsula (12 000-5200 BCE) Mesolithic Period

    1 - The Peninsula (12 000-5200 BCE) Mesolithic Period

    What happened in the peninsula, now called Finland when the last ice age ended 12 000 years ago? Tune in to find out! We cover the culture, diet, and the habits of this stone age people living on this swampy patch of land. Mentioned in this episode:Das BootLaboe Naval MemorialWolf CaveFacebook post with pictures of seas / lakesEl CapitanSapmiAntrea NetSuomusjärvi cultureSOURCESGeorg Haggrén, Petri Halinen, Mika Lavento, Sami Raninen & Anna Wessman, Muinaisuutemme jäljet, Gaudeamus Oy, 2015Juha Hurme, Niemi, Teos, 2017Pentti Virrankoski, Suomen Historia, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura 2019

    • 20 min

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