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Unique Stone Age find in Frederikssund

S-train work leads to unusual Neolithic discovery

Archaeologists unearth the remains of a 4,000-year-old Stone Age house (photo: Holger Ellgaard)
June 8th, 2015 2:59 pm| by Pia Marsh

Archaeologists have made a surprise discovery in the Zealand town of Frederikssund, unearthing the battered remnants of a 4,000-year-old Stone Age house.

And while it may not look like anything more than a pile of sticks, the project’s archaeologists assert that the house was approximately 46 metres long and 7 metres wide in its day. The west wing of the house was lived in, whilst a shed was located in the east wing.

The find was made ​whilst doing research for the establishment of a new S-train station.

“It is an exceptional find. We rarely find houses of this size, so we are very happy,” Roskilde Museum’s archaeologist and curator, Palle Østergaard Sørensen, told Jyllands-Posten.

“It was an incredibly skilled talent [to build a house of this stature] at that time, so we hope to uncover some more interesting finds,” he said.

Materials represent a Stone Age find
Sørensen asserts that certain finds, including iron debris, represent a Stone Age discovery, and archeologists hope that phosphate samples of the soil can teach us about our ancestors.

“It would be fantastic if we find iron debris, but for now we must wait and see. We expect there to be weeks of work ahead.”

Work on the S-train station is not expected to be delayed because of the discovery.