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Stiftelsen Gene fornby - The Gene Iron Age Farm foundation (SE)
At Domsjö, the University of Umeå conducted archaeological research from 1977 to 1988. Here burial mounds and aof the Early were uncovered. Traces of iron production and processing were recognised as well as refuse and a workshop.
Both the houses and the ships are long term monitoring experiments. There are also forestry experiments, with ringing pine trees. Both the university and the local museum are involved in short term experiments like with , et cetera.
The purpose of Gene is identity making, mainly concerning the children in the municipality. The research is also very important and the challenge is to make the results understandable for everyone. is important as well, as way of getting the other activities funded. is Gene’s means for both and tourism, and it is necessary to have the skills to do research. Experiments is a great part of the research, apart from the own excavations. The Centre is very important for the regional development. Research and education is the most important, using Living history and experiments. During the Summer season, Gene Fornby houses people in period dress as well as a living history group.
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