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Animal life near Rubjerg 13,000 years ago
When the ice sea receded, there were created, in the resulting continental period,  a number of freshwater lakes. In these lakes there were deposited plant and animal remains along with traces of human activity. The lakes were later filled in with clay and sand and covered with shifting sand.
Excavations of Nr. Lyngby Basin
Tanged arrowhead left by reindeer hunters. Found near Nr. Lyngby.
Near Nr. Lyngby there is such a lake, whose outline can be seen in the cliff. The sea’s erosion of the cliff continuously creates new cross sections through the lake basin, and there is a constant uncovering of new clay and sand strata rich in animal and plant remains. A rich fauna has been uncovered, that today is found only in southern Russia.
In 1993-1994 the Zoological Museum carried out a systematic exploration of the area, in which there was found skeletal remains of 12 species of mammals, 5 species of fish, a number of fish and amphibians.
Weapon made of reindeer antlers found near Nr. Lyngby.
Go on an exciting trip through time from the last ice age up to today.
 
Polar bear’s lower jaw found near Hirtshals. It is dated to be 11000 years old and the only sign of polar bears in Denmark.
Reindeer antlers found near Nr. Lyngby.
 
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