The increasing mobility of people since the Stone Age led to the development of a wide network of paths. Wherever damp lowlands and dangerous moors had to be overcome, wooden plank paths were built. 100 years ago, in the Wittmoor north of Hamburg, two plank paths of different ages from the 4th and 8th centuries were discovered, the wood of which had been perfectly preserved in the damp soil. The remains of the older boardwalk are on display here.
Age: um 330 n. Chr. Roman Imperial Period
Roman Imperial Period: With the beginning of iron smelting around 700 BC, the new, harder iron took the place of bronze. The Iron Age is the third major period in human history after the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. In northern Europe it is divided into the Pre-Roman Iron Age, which covers the period from the end of the Bronze Age to the expansion of the Roman Empire at the turn of the century. And the Roman Imperial Period, in which the completely new way of life introduced by the Romans, can also be clearly seen in Free Germania. With the introduction of writing, European prehistory ends - early history begins.