Møn, 2014

The Paleolithic Age

- 6800 BCE

The Older Stone Age:

At first the land was an uninhabited, cold tundra, but soon it gave way to flowers, grasses, bush-like birch and osier, and with them came bigger animals such as reindeer and moose which in turn attracted humans to the area.

The first trace of humans on Møn appears about 10.000 years ago during the period when the islands to the southeast of Denmark still was connected to continental Europe.

As the climate got warmer, forests of birch and pine-tree started to grow in the open landscape and forced the reindeer to find a new territory to live in. The forest however brought new animals to Møn such as aurochs, deer, wild boar and many smaller animals. During this period the way of living changed from a solely hunting society to a hunting and fishing society.

Corrections made: 9/2-2003