70 By Water


Often important archaeological finds are made quite by chance. When a geologist was carrying out mapping work in the Duvenseer Moor in 1923, he discovered a Mesolithic campsite, which was archaeologically investigated several times in the following decades. The most significant find from these excavations is a paddle made of pine wood, which, with an age of over 8,000 years, is one of the oldest in the world.

Info: Showcase 70


Age: 6200 v. Chr. Mesolithic period

Material: Wood (Pine)

Location: Duvensee