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17 November 2023, 21:12

Excavation in Norway: Discovery of 4,000-year-old grave suggests the presence of early farmers

Excavation in Norway: Discovery of 4,000-year-old grave suggests the presence of early farmers
Archaeologists from the University Museum of Bergen in Norway have made a unique discovery — the discovery of a 4,000-year-old stone grave that challenges previous ideas about the region's first farmers.
The grave, discovered at Selje on the North Sea coast, provides valuable information about the Neolithic and the transition from nomadic life to settler agrarian communities.

The centerpiece of the excavations was a stone structure known as a Cist Tomb (stone grave), dating from between 2140 and 2000 BC. Measuring approximately 10 feet by 5 feet and nearly 3 feet high, the grave contains the remains of at least five people.
The finds included the skeletons of an elderly man with arthritis, a 2-year-old baby and a young woman. The skeletal remains of two other individuals indicate that burials had been moved.

The grave dates back to the late Neolithic period, and the discovered tool, a bladed sickle, indicates possible farming.
Source: livescience.com

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