4 The oldest Hamburger


In 1973, a piece of a human skull was found between Hahnöfersand and Cranz during dredging work in the flushing sand of the Elbe. Recent investigations date the frontal bone to the 6th millennium B.C. No older human bone has been found in the Hamburg area to date. However, not much is known about the oldest Hamburger. For example, how did he meet his death? It is possible that the forehead bone was part of a burial, but perhaps the Stone Age man also perished while hunting.

Info: Showcase 4

Frontal bone of a Homo sapiens

Age: um 5400 v. Chr. (9410+/-55 BP) Mesolithic period

Material: Human Bone

Location: Hahnöfersand