Friday, November 14, 2014

Fishermen's footprints

This image, which would otherwise be a beautiful piece of abstract art, is actually evidence of Stone Age activity in what is now Denmark. It contains two sets of ancient human footprints discovered during a construction project. Roughly 5,000 years ago, when the coastline was a series of inlets and rivers, a pair of fishermen repaired a post-and-wattle fish-trap that had been damaged in a storm. Archaeologist Terje Stafseth of the Museum Lolland-Falster believes these may be the first Stone Age footprints identified in Denmark.

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