Archaeologists have found what they think is an 8,000 year old human skull in a dig in Norway. Shown here is the skull embedded in soil, but the team did not dare to scrape all the loose sand from it in fear of destroying the surface of it. It is thought to have belonged to a child of under ten years of age
The investigation took place due to a planned building of a big conference centre called the Oslofjord Convention Center.
The excavation project involves two sites from the same interval of the Mesolithic era, about 6,000 BC, approximately 8,000 years ago.
Little is known of this period of the Stone Age in eastern Norway, making the sites of particular interest.Read the rest of this article...