About ten axes and other artifacts made of flint - as well as several hearths – were discovered, revealing the remains of an approximately 10,000-year-old settlement from the Sandarna culture, according to the web page of "The Archaeologists," which are a part of the National Historical Museums of Sweden.

Between 9,000 and 10,000 years ago, people lived there on what was a small island at the time. In the landscape of the larger archipelago, people subsisted by hunting, fishing, and gathering plants, berries, and other foods. 

The area that was investigated by experts is today approximately 20 meters above sea level on a western slope between mountains. During the period in question, however, the place of residence for people was by the seashore.

Experts at work at the site. Photo: Arkeologerna / CC BY

The Sandarna culture

The area around the site is rich in settlements from the older Stone Age, and many of these contain finds from the Sandarna culture. 

The Sandarna culture is dated to a period around 8,000 and 10,000 years ago.

The Archaeologists hope that the survey results will contribute to our understanding of how people lived in the Göta River's estuary area during the Stone Age. 

Studies of flint objects and the technology behind their manufacture can tell us more about contacts and the specific conditions of the site, as well as its relationship to other contemporary settlements in the current Gothenburg area.

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