A series of fences dating back to the Neolithic period have been unearthed in Denmark by archaeologists with the Museum Southeast Denmark, yet researchers haven’t been able to determine what the almost 18,000 square meter area they surround was used for.
The palisade enclosure, found in Stevns Municipality during construction of a new sports arena, was built in five rows with openings that are believed to have been deliberately offset from each other.
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Archaeologists, however, haven’t been able to locate any evidence of a structure or structures that could indicate the purpose of the site.
To date they’ve only unearthed various sized pits with ceramic fragments, flint tools and waste inside of them.
One difference between the Stevns site and the Bornholm palisades is that the poles at Bornholm are located much more tightly together.
It’s also probable the Bornholm fences were built prior to the ones at Stevns.
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