| 8 December 2009
Oslo is older than previously thought
Archeologists say Oslo's history will have to be re-written. They have made new escavations east of the capital and largest city in Norway which show that people have lived on the Ekeberg heights for 10,000 years. The artifacts found include flint chips and other evidence of tool production, which show that people have lived here more than 2000 years longer than experts previously believed.
The new find includes a settlement, which in those days was located at the waters edge, but now is found high up in the hillside. The land has risen after the ice cap which covered much of the area melted. Around 8-12 have lived in the newly discovered settlement, says archeologist Kristine Reiersen at the Central Officce of Historic Monuments.
Source: The Norway Post (4 December 2009)
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