In order to gain knowledge of the 187 hectares of
reclaimed land, drilling samples were taken in collaboration with a
Dutch engineering company.
During the first part of the preliminary investigation, from May
to August 2012, Museum Lolland-Falster collaborated with a team of
specialists from the Dutch engineering company Sialtech to drill up
987 thin, 70 mm cores from the Lolland underground.
Searching for traces of human and natural
The cores showed clearly which soil types could be found at
different depths and when landscape changes had taken place in the
area. 378 of the drilling samples from the 187 hectares of
reclaimed land were subsequently examined closely with particular
attention to how the different soil layers were positioned in
relation to each other. The other drilling cores were examined for
antiquities and thus for traces of human activity. All drillings
were carefully measured by means of GPS and a total station, making
it possible to place them in relation to each other and thus gain a
visual overview of the Stone Age appearance of the coastal
The soil samples were carefully examined for
natural and human traces.
Localisation of settlements
Based on the many drilling samples, the museum prepared a
landscape model of what the coast would roughly have looked like
4,000 years BC. The model clearly showed the distribution of land
and water, and when used in combination with existing knowledge
about Stone Age settlement patterns, it was possible to predict
where local Stone Age settlements could be found.