Excavation finds

Yellow sticks marking registered traces

The yellow sticks mark places where Museum Lolland-Falster's archaeologists have registered traces from the past.


Fantastic preservation conditions render unique archaeological finds on Lolland.


In connection with Museum Lolland-Falster's archaeological explorations in a reclaimed area of 187 hectares behind the storm flood dike to the east of Rødbyhavn, several unique finds have been made.


The explorations have revealed fossilised inlets and headlands that were inhabited during both the Mesolithic and the Neolithic period from ca. 6000 to 3000 BC. As the area has been flooded several times through the years, the preservation conditions are remarkably good. Well-preserved finds of e.g. flint tools, pointed poles from fish weirs, pottery, bone needles and bones of animals show that during the Stone Age, the coast had many snug little corners and good fishing grounds.


Preserved wood

Due to the amazing preservation conditions, large amounts of both processed and unprocessed wood can be found in the excavations.


Flint tools such as axes, daggers and scrapers indicate that there were settlements and human activity in the area. The tools made of flint nodules were used for various everyday tasks, such as chopping work and processing of animal skins, and as objects of prestige.