Epipaleolithic paddles found in Danish waters

16 Apr
Paddles are only part of the hoard of objects made of organic materials rescued from what once was an Epipaleolithic settlement of the Ertebølle culture (c. 5400-3900 BCE): undamaged antler axes (right), wooden knife handles and the skull of a dog had also been preserved underwater at that location, with low oxygen levels, just off the coast.

A quite spectacularly preserved paddle:

Video of cleaning a piece of wood at the Moesgård Museum (no sound):

Source: Science Nordic.


3 responses to “Epipaleolithic paddles found in Danish waters

  1. Maju

    November 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm

  2. Maju

    November 22, 2012 at 3:44 am

  3. Maju

    November 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm


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