Skip to comments.Archaeologists have found astonishingly well-preserved gear from a fisherman who lived 5,000 years ago
Posted on 06/28/2020 1:12:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The whole story starts with a farmer.
Specifically, the farmer at Jortveit farm in southern Norway. Around the beginning of the 1930s he decided to drain a wetland near the farm so he could cultivate new land.
But while he was working on the deep drainage trenches, strange things started to crop up. Bones from a bluefin tuna and a killer whale. And huge fish hooks and harpoons made of bones. In the middle of the wetland!
The tools eventually ended up in the University Museum of Antiquities in Oslo, where they were studied by archaeologists. The bones, on the other hand, were examined by geologists at the Natural History Museum.
But none of the researchers could make sense of what they had.
Putting the tools and bones in context
The archaeologist at the time thinks the tools must have come from a settlement. They are reminiscent of Stone Age finds from elsewhere. But the site is far too low compared to the sea level at that time.
The geologist, for his part, can't understand what this killer whale was doing so far up on land. Was it stranded there more than 6,000 years ago, during a period when the sea level was dropping?
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It was Tool Time.
Storegga Slide keyword, chrono:
They found a tool for measuring fish....calibrated to always measure about 20% longer than they actually were.
About the time of Noah’s flood. Wrong place, wrong time for that poor dude.
Obviously the whale bones were tossed there after they were finished eating it.
Sounds like a must-have. :^)
“.calibrated to always measure about 20% longer than they actually were.”
No, really! It was this big! On my oath as a fisherman.
Also known as the infamous “Peter Meter”!
beginning of the 1930s he decided to drain a wetland near the farm so he could cultivate new land.”
I’d like to see his great grandson try that crap now...He’d do 20 years minimum
You should have seen the size of the sub bon they served that on!
Wait a minute now...
Wasn’t Scandinavian under it’s own separate glacier during the last glacial? I’m pretty sure it was, and the deepest part was where the Baltic sea is now, similar to Hudson’s Bay in Canada—vast footprints of the center of a massive ice sheet.
After the ice melted, the land, which had been sunk under the ice sheet, has slowly sprung back—in fact, in some places, it still is rising.
Perhaps that lowland was a bay or harbor on the water then.
“Today, after three seasons of excavations, Nielsen has made a huge number of discoveries from the field.”
Svein struck pay dirt! Looking forward to him finding a boat...or a skull. LOL
And, bluefin tuna...folks ate well.
If they find a black and gold Mepps spinner, its mine.
Empty beer containers also found among the gear.
The name of the fisherman as Long John Silver. He opened a small restaurant right there to com and sell his catch. THe customers just threw the bones on the floor and left.Long John
Was too lazy to clean it up.
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