What was left of Doggerland

On the trail of the past: The modern reconstruction of a Neanderthal brings us closer to our ancestors.

On the trail of the past: The modern reconstruction of a Neanderthal brings us closer to our ancestors. ENTER PROOF HERE

Bones, tools and a person named Krijn: An exhibition in the Museum Huis van Hilde brings a lost world to life

Text: Oliver Abraham

Hand axes, weapons and tools, sometimes even fragments of bones - artifacts from the Stone Age keep turning up on the beaches of the North Sea, in fishing nets and during construction work. They are witnesses to a world that existed - with interruptions - for almost a million years where the sea is today. Doggerland was home to humans and animals until it sank into the North Sea around 8,000 years ago. But not without a trace: first the early humans, then the Neanderthals and later modern humans homo sapiens, they all left behind tools such as harpoons made of horn or daggers made of flint as well as teeth and bones and thus also relics of themselves. All of these finds report on Doggerland and a profound climate change that changed everything. The exhibition “Doggerland

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