Ertebølle kitchen midden during excavation in 1895

Large heaps of oyster shells called kitchen middens are characteristics for the Ertebølle period. The Ertebølle huntsmen hunted along the coast, fished and gathered nuts and clams

Denmark at end of the last ice age, which was the Weichsel glaciation

Pleistocene denotes what we call the Ice Age

Aurochs bone with  carved human figures from the Maglemose period found at Ryemarksgård on Sjælland

Aurochs bone with carved human figures from the Maglemose period found at Ryemarksgård on Sjælland

Mammut head brought ashore by Dutch fishermen hoved

The watery grave of Europe's monsters - Science - News - The Independent

Woolly rhinoceros  found in the permafrost

Woolly rhinoceros found in the permafrost

Denmark at  beginning of the Eemian interglacial

Through parts of Pleistocene, Denmark was covered by ice. The period was dominated by a series of glaciations interrupted by interglacial periods like the one, we live in today. Most of the time Denmark was free of ice, but with a cold polar climate

Original forest on  Mols

Through parts of Pleistocene, Denmark was covered by ice. Most of the time Denmark was free of ice, but with a cold polar climate

The frequency of an  oxygen isotope as function of time

The frequency of an oxygen isotope as function of time

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