Historical knowledge

The Mesolithic period

The Mesolithic period in Denmark dates from 12,500 until 3900 BC. The ice that covered the whole land slowly retreated. The tundra moved into the dry landscape. Reindeer followed and so did the hunters – the first people set up camp on the land. Gradually the climate and landscape changed. In the next 10,000 years the land was populated by small groups of hunter-gatherers, who lived off what nature offered.

Would you like to meet the Aurochs from Vig, that escaped hunters 9000 years ago? Or would you like to know more about the hunters’ world of beliefs, which involved shamanism and amulets? You can also look closely at the woman and child from Gøngehusvej, who were laid in the grave together.


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