The objects from Gallemose were found in what is now an overgrown bog. At the time when the bronze items were deposited it was a lake of open water. The sacrifice was made at least 50 metres from the lake shore, so the owners of the bronze hoard probably rowed out there in a boat to give their valuables to the higher powers. This may have been part of a ceremonial feast. This kind of offering in wetland areas, lakes and bogs was widespread in the Bronze Age.