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Neolithic longhouse uncovered in Denmark

Traces of a 4,000-year-old longhouse has been found at a construction site in Denmark.

“It proved to be a gigantic farmhouse from the Late Neolithic Period. Up until now, we’ve only seen four farmhouses of this size from this period,” said Jens Johannsen, an archaeologist from Roskilde Museum.

“The house is nearly three times as big as other houses from this period, and it is the only one like it in the area,” he added.

The two-aisled house may well have housed a Late Neolithic family, their farmhands and livestock. Its size also indicated that the owners were wealthy people.

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Story: CPH Post | Photo: Jens Winther Johannsen

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