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The Porsmose Man

The Porsmose Man was a thirty five to forty year old male who was found in 1946 in the Porsmose Bog near Naestved, Denmark. He had been killed by arrows in about 3500 BC. One bone arrow pierced his nose and mouth, but this shot did not kill him. Instead, he was mortally wounded by an arrow that went through his breastbone into his aorta. The bone arrow head was found lodged in his skull.

Våben, vold og død i bondestenalderen. Befolkningen voksede, og det skabte konkurrence om plads, magt og lederskab. Bonden kunne markere sin position ved kamp såvel som ved fredelig udveksling af gaver med naboer og venner. Gaver kunne bestå af pragtøkser af flint eller af ravperler.  En del af disse rigdomme blev ofret i søer til de højere magter. I den tidlige bondestenalder skete det dog også, at mennesker blev henrettet og kastet i søer. Bøndernes indbyrdes konflikter kan have udløst…

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Våben, vold og død i bondestenalderen

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Porsmose

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In Scandinavië people dug for pite for centuries, it is still done in some places be it on a very small scale. During this pitedigging several bodies were discovered, especially in Denmark. Here al…

The Porsmose man

Agriculture and animal husbandry in Denmark started in the Neolithic

The Neolithic stone age culture in Denmark succeeded the Ertebølle culture of Hunter's Stone Age. The period is also called Younger Stone Age. It is especially characterized by the start of agriculture in Denmark

Våben, vold og død i bondestenalderen

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Porsmose Man, a neolithinc bog body found in 1946 near Næstved, Seeland, Denmark.

Porsmose Man, a neolithinc bog body found in 1946 near Næstved, Seeland, Denmark.

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Mijndomein

In Scandinavië people dug for pite for centuries, it is still done in some places be it on a very small scale. During this pitedigging several bodies were discovered, especially in Denmark. Here al…