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Archaeologists found an over 9,000 year old nut in Sykkylven

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

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

– The nut was partially burned. Either there had been a fire in the area, or the roasted nuts here about 9,000 years ago, says county conservationist Bjørn Ringstad to Sunnmørsposten.

The nut was found during the archaeological recordings at the Bakke Islands in Sykkylven this summer, on a site where a new school will be built.

“Also at the excavations at Auremarka, we found nutshells in one of the fire pits. We found a whole pit full of roasted hazelnut shell. But we do not know their age, he says.

The nutshell found at Bakke was analyzed at a laboratory in the United States. Ringstad says it’s a fun find, proving that hazelnuts have grown on the site for thousands of years – all the way back to the Stone Age.

© NTB scanpix / #Norway Today

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