Research File: Archeology

This programme is part of the series Research File
Archeology in Alkmaar (© Jim Forest)

Because of the high water table in the Netherlands, even wood can be preserved in the Dutch soil for thousands of years, making this country a great place for archeologists to explore the past. We visit a dig where recently the remains of a 6000-year-old house have been found. It marks the transition from a society of hunter-gatherers into an agricultural one.

There’s also a report on the way ancient wooden ships are preserved for display. We learn the tricks of the fossil trade. And we find out how a burial hill from the Iron Age has been reconstructed.

Producer: Thijs Westerbeek

Broadcast: August 15, 2003


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