Unique Stone Age find in Frederikssund

S-train work leads to unusual Neolithic discovery

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.





  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.