Finds handling process at the Fehmarn Belt excavations. By: Rikke Lund Pedersen, Archaeologist and Responsible for Finds at the Fehmarn Belt excavations

When an archaeological find is excavated in the field, the archaeologists' work is far from over. The work that remains includes washing, drying and packing finds, preparing documentation in the form of registration, photographs and drawings of artefacts as well as any 3D scanning and conservation.

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Archaeological method fehmarn style - Digital archaeology. By: Nadja M. K. Mortensen, Prehistoric Archaeologist, Responsible for GIS

For archaeological preliminary excavations, you would normally establish so-called trial trenches. These are two metres wide and will be laid out at approx. 15-metre intervals distributed across the area that is relevant for the investigation. However, considering that 187 hectares of the area around Rødbyhavn are made up of reclaimed seabed, it was not possible to conduct a traditional preliminary investigation.

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Sea level rise – it has happened before! By: Lars Ewald Jensen, Museum Inspector, Archaeology

Almost every day, the media report about deglaciation around the poles and the disastrous consequences of subsequent increasing sea levels. By now, hardly anyone would question the fact that the ice is melting or the catastrophic consequences this might imply.

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The neolithic age started with agriculture - but the first farmers were fishermen! By: Lars Ewald Jensen, Archaeologist, and Anne-Lotte Sjørup Mathiesen, Communication Inspector

The archaeological preliminary investigations that Museum Lolland-Falster is conducting in connection with the permanent link under the Fehmarn Belt have already generated data about the region's early farmers.

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Historical climate changes – it has happened before! By: Anne-Lotte Sjørup Mathiesen, Communication Inspector

The coastal area of the southern part of Lolland, where the Fehmarn Link's Danish land facility will be located, has, as a consequence of sea level changes since the last Ice Age, alternated between being dry land and being flooded by the sea.

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Fishing at Dansk Klimatisk Fiskeavl then and now – fishery before fishery went to pot. By: Steen Knudsen, Archaeologist and Excavation Manager

As a part of the Fehmarn project, the old fishing facility Dansk Klimatisk Fiskeavl (Danish Climatic Fishfarming) west of the wind farm was removed. The large concrete basin, which was intended to supply trout and create good business in the 1980s, quickly went to pot. Normally, no archaeological material would have been preserved under the many tons of concrete. However, Lolland hides its treasures well, so once again, Museum Lolland-Falster was able to establish that you need to dig several metres into the area around the Syltholm park to find traces of Stone Age Lollanders.

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