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