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The Battle Axe Culture on Bornholm

Bornholm was influenced by the cultural development that took place in southern Sweden; a development that in many ways can be compared to the changes occurring in Jutland and the east of Denmark around 2800 BC. The Single Grave Culture’s neighbour to the east was called the Battle Axe Culture or the Boat Axe Culture, named after its boat-shaped battle axes made of stone. Substantial areas of land were also cultivated on Bornholm. Stone cists were used for burials.

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