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Oslo fjord pioneers

Join us on a journey to a distant past when enterprising pioneers ventured north to explore the new world that was taking shape as the  ice sheets melted and new land rose from the sea.

With the collapse of the Ice Age, people spread to all corners of the world – including the inner Oslo Fjord.  Here the remains of the first pioneer settlements have been uncovered and we can study the dramatic changes to the Stone Age landscape in a long term perspective.

The new Stone Age cultures that emerge after the last Ice Age illustrate how dramatic environmental changes can destroy a way of life. But the collapse of the old world also created radical new opportunities for those with creativity and courage.

Published Feb. 5, 2021 10:30 AM - Last modified Feb. 5, 2021 10:36 AM