Archaeologists discovered an over 9,000 yr outdated nut in Sykkylven

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Archaeologists foundÅlesund. The ferry Volda from Fjord1 on the route between Magerholm and Sykkylven in Møre og Romsdal.Picture: Halvard Alvik / NTB scanpix

The archaeologists in Møre og Romsdal are happy with a discovery they made in Sykkylven this summer time – a 9,100-year-old hazelnut.

– The nut was partially burned. Both there had been a fireplace within the space, or the roasted nuts right here about 9,000 years in the past, says county conservationist Bjørn Ringstad to Sunnmørsposten.

The nut was discovered through the archaeological recordings on the Bakke Islands in Sykkylven this summer time, on a website the place a brand new faculty will likely be constructed.

“Additionally on the excavations at Auremarka, we discovered nutshells in one of many hearth pits. We discovered an entire pit filled with roasted hazelnut shell. However we have no idea their age, he says.

The nutshell discovered at Bakke was analyzed at a laboratory in the USA. Ringstad says it’s a enjoyable discover, proving that hazelnuts have grown on the positioning for 1000’s of years – all the way in which again to the Stone Age.

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