Remains of a 4000-years-old long house discovered

Archaeologists uncovered remains of a Neolithic house built with multiple posts supporting the roof at a site in Vinge, North Zeland, Denmark.

Sketch of the remains uncovered by archaeologists (by Jens Winther Johannsen)

The discovery was made as archaeologists were surveying a site of a future station. The house is 45.5 metres long, 7.2 metres wide and dates back roughly 4000 years. Archaeologist Jens Johannsen of Roskilde Museum states that the features found proved to be a gigantic farmhouse from the Late Neolithic Period and up until now, there were  only four farmhouses of this size from this period known. This particular house is nearly three times as big as other houses from this period, and it is the only one like it in the area. It is believed that the two-aisled house may well have housed a Late Neolithic family, their farmhands and livestock. Its size also indicated that the owners were wealthy people of the local Neolithic community.

(after Copenhagen Post & Jens Winther Johannsen)

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