The many cubic metres of soil brought up by the auger drill are
carefully examined for traces of human activity.
Taking their starting point in the landscape model based on the
987 core drilling samples and existing knowledge about the
positioning of Stone Age settlements, Museum Lolland-Falster
proceeded to the second part of the preliminary investigation. From
December 2012 to March 2013, the museum collaborated with the
engineering company MSE A/S to make 1,119 auger drillings in the
187 hectares of reclaimed land. Each auger drilling had a diameter
of 120 cm, and they were used to examine the large area for traces
of human activity in the form of antiquities.
Each drilling brought up approx. 4 cubic metres of soil, which was
then examined for finds, just as any settlements were
All traces of human activity were carefully
registered so that settlement activities could subsequently be
Careful registration of the position of
All core drillings were registered by means of GPS and a total
station, and all objects from the samples have been related to
their representative stratigraphic sediment layer. Subsequently, a
map has been drawn up showing the spread of the finds.