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Two new sites found with Stone Age art

“The finding of several sites shows that the rock art was probably more common than we figured and it was linked to settlements,” says Jan Magne Gjerde, who discovered the figures.

Exceptional Stone Age Norwegian excavated

An 8,000-year-old human skeleton is now undergoing meticulous analysis. It’s extremely rare for such old human remains to be found in the Nordic countries because much of the region was covered in a crushing sheet of ice until 9,000 - 10,000 years ago.

Mysterious object found in a Stone Age settlement in Norway

Was this a tool? Was it used for decoration? The experts do not understand the purpose of the 6,000 year old object from the Neolithic period.

Items lost in the Stone Age are found in melting glaciers

Mittens, shoes, weapons, walking sticks – lost in the high mountains of Norway thousands of years ago - are now emerging from melting ice.

Norway’s top archaeological finding in 2014

A rare Stone Age grave dazzled Norwegian archaeologists last year.

Danish archaeologists find 5,000-year-old human footprints

Archaeologists have discovered footprints from the Stone Age during excavation for the Fehmarn Tunnel. The find tells a dramatic story.

Glacier reveals 5,400-year-old Stone Age arrow

The oldest artefact ever found in a Scandinavian snowdrift glacier has researchers abuzz. “We’ve never seen 5,000-year-old objects melt out of the ice before,” says an archaeologist from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Stone Age children helped in tool production

The imperfections of a flint axe give information about Stone Age children.

Frosty time machine coughs up arrowheads

When Stone Age hunters missed their targets they inadvertently turned snow patches into treasure chests.

Brewing Stone Age beer

Beer enthusiasts are using a barn in Norway’s Akershus County to brew a special ale which has scientific pretensions and roots back to the dawn of human culture.