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Published Feb. 23, 2015 9:36 AM

Last summer a grave containing the remains of unburnt human bones was discovered in Brunstad, Vestfold, by archaeologists from the Museum of Cultural History. An 8,000 year old Stone Age site was excavated, revealing the grave between two large rocks. The find is sensational: No other Stone Age burial pit has ever been recorded with so many preserved human bones in Norway. The grave casts invaluable light on little-researched topics such as burial rituals and customs in this period. In the field the grave containing the human remains could be observed as a darker patch in the ground measuring 1.5 x 1 m.