Burial Mounds (Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age)

We have reconstructed burial monuments spanning more than 4000 years of Danish prehistory from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. The burial monuments have, in most cases, been research projects concerning construction techniques and conditions of preservation.


One of the topics investigated is how could Stone Age farmers, without the use of modern cranes, bulldozers  and  excavators, manage to build impressive dolmens and passage graves. Come and see the impressive result of this successful experiment in the Burial Mounds area.


Another riddle of History is why it is that bodies buried in the Bronze Age mounds are so well preserved after more than 3000 years? For a number of years we have been the driving force behind a series of experiments which have contributed to a description of the chemical processes occurring in Bronze Age burial mounds. Our soil conditions and varied landscape with natural wetlands have facilitated this research, some of it done by guest researchers from various countries.


Between 2002 and 2004 we took part in the excavation of a Bronze Age burial mound in Southern Jutland to better understand these exceptional preservation phenomena.