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7200Y.o: Superb 8 Flake Artifacts Danish Stone Age Mesolithic Kitchen Midden C

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Seller: palatina (5,459) 100%, Location: Heidelberg, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362295317915 Combined shipping is possible! EUROPEAN PREHISTORIC ARTIFACTS BY PALATINA AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED! Same collection - same finding area! This offer consists of 8 blades or flakes. Dating to the earliest part of the Mesolithic Ertebolle Ellerbek Culture 5400-4000bc. Terrific marble-like pieces, all with fossil includings!! During the Mesolithic period (c.9300-4000 BC) after the end of the ice age, hunters spread across the extensive area which connected Denmark to England during the Continental period. The forest was relatively light in the beginning with bison, wild horses, elk and aurochs. In time, the forest became more dense and red deer and roe-deer became the commonest game. Settlements were often situated near the edges of lakes which have since become bogs. In the east of Denmark, the peat in these bogs has preserved a rich variety of weapons and tools, bones from slaughtered animals and the remains of dwellings, including hut floors made of wood and bark. During the Atlantic period, 6400-4000 BC, the sea level rose so much that the northern parts of Denmark were divided into islands, and deep fiords cut into the landscape. A dense forest dominated by limetrees spread across the land. The population was found mostly near the coasts and lived on fish and shellfish, supplemented by hunting and sealing. Food scraps were piled up in kitchen middens which contained huge numbers of oyster shells. Grave finds bear witness to care and respect for the dead. The Ertebolle culture: One of the most famous Nordic cultures was the Ertebolle culture (also known as Ertebølle or Ellerbek), this culture came into existence at the end of the Mesolithic period around 5400 BC and lasted to 4000 BC. The center of the Ertebolle culture is believed to have been Denmark but this people also lived in southern Scandinavia, Finland, northern Germany and Poland, and the Netherlands, which was roughly the same area as where later the Funnelbeaker people and the Germans lived. The Ertebolle people mainly lived from hunting, gathering, and fishing, they used stone tools and left large piles of shells ( kitchen middens ) at the beaches that are still there today, the shells may have been left there as offerings to a seagod though a more plausible explanation is that they simply used such places to dump their waste. The Ertebolle culture probably also believed in an afterlife because they buried their dead in cemetaries with gravegifts, in Sweden archeologists have even found dog burials like for instance the one in Skateholm, the Ertebolle people also made woodcarvings and used canoes for fishing. Provenance is the old Danish collection. I guarantee absolutely for the authenticity of these artifacts. Please view also my other auctions with relics from the European Prehistory. etope-lister

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