Some possible four-sided dwelling sites and one six-sided hut site with a stoned hearth (Utsjoki 220b) in the middle of it from the historic times were found in the slope that is below the place where the hearth was found. About 300 metres farther in the north, at the height of 36,3 metres above sea level, a row of three or four rectangular dwellings were found in the researches of the year 1988. The width of the rectangular depressions, which were about 20 centimetres deep, is 3–4 x 4 metres (Utsjoki 124) on the average. They are of the same general shape as their equivalents north of the River Kalttasjoki. Eight dwelling sites (Utsjoki 210) built in a dense row on two successive terraces were found there in 1999.
After the inspection I performed with Markku Torvinen, a researcher of National Board of Antiquities, in summer 2000, I investigated for three days one of these dwelling sites, which is at the height of 34,0 metres above sea level. The investigated area (5,5 m²) of the hut site is at least a half of the whole area, which has been at least 3,7 metres long and 2,2 metres broad. However, the exact length of the dwelling could not be distinguished. On the basis of the height differences between the hut ground and edge embankments, the dwelling site has been dug 15–35 centimetres below the ground level. On the side of the shore, waves have pushed the wall of the dwelling partly above the original floor. In the area of Varangerfjord, the rise of sea level, so-called tapes-transgression, took place in about 5600–4000 BC. (Donner & Eronen & Jungner 1977). The tapes-maximum of Lake Pulmanki-järvi obviously reached below the dug dwelling site, to the height 34–31 metres below sea level (cf. Mansikkaniemi 1965).
During the first phase of settlement, the floor was a rough gravel surface. There was a stone-edged, rectangular hearth parallel with the longitudinal axis in the dwelling. They were mainly pieces and cements of quartz that were found in the ground. Later, the dwelling had been improved by making a new hearth circle 80 x 140 centimetres wide crosswise above the older one. Besides, an even and tight layer of fist-sized stones had been spread on the bottom. Above the stones, there was a thin sand layer, the finds of which were quartzite unlike ones from the lower layer. It is obvious that the floor had been made tighter because of the variation in the surface of the water in the fiord. A floor structure stoned in a corresponding way is known at least from a Stone Age dwelling site in Vuopaja, Inari and from some east-Karelian rectangular dwelling grounds (see Itkonen 1913). The find material from the Pulmankijärvi dwelling, a flatheaded quartzite arrowhead, for instance, proves that the ground is from the Early Metal Age.
The hearth contained a lot of coal and its radiocarbon dating (Hel-4487, 3720±80) gives it the height of 34,0 metres above sea level and to the new phase of use of the dwelling site the dating about 2000 calBC., i.e. about 4000 years. The building has obviously been a turf hut (in Norwegian tuft), which has rested on supporting poles and a ridge pole. Beneath the turfs, birch bark was probably used for insulation. During the late Stone Age and Early Metal Age, many corresponding dwelling groups could be seen in the area of Varangerfjord.