The bridge connects Lolland and Falster at Nykøbing Falster in Denmark. On the south side of the bridge, archaeologists have found remains of fishing systems dating from the Neolithic, approximately 3,000 years BCE.
Archaeologists are investigating the area prior to the planned expansion of King Frederik IX's bridge.
Stone Age people and fishing
Archaeologists have found extensive systems of fishing facilities along the coasts of Denmark on several previous occasions. The oldest facilities date from the Mesolithic, when humans lived as hunters and gatherers.
In 2014-15, the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum's marine archaeologists found the oldest hitherto known fishing system in Køge Harbor, which was dated to approx. 6,500 years BCE.
The newly discovered fishing system was dated to the Neolithic, when the people who lived there were farmers who cultivated the land and kept livestock. But even though agriculture changed the population's way of life, fishing was still an important source of a nutritious diet.
Now, marine archaeologists have found remains of fishing fence systems in Guldborgsund, according to the website of the Viking Ship Museum.
In the coming months, marine archaeologists will examine and document the fishing facility to uncover whether there are different types of construction and take samples.
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