Archaeologists from the Museum of Archaeology have been looking under Stavanger Cathedral in search of traces of those who lived here before us. A tooth, a piece of a coffin and a small piece of cloth with some hair on it, should give the archaeologists some answers – and maybe more questions.
Imagine you are 12,400 years in the past. Much of Norway is covered with ice and the present-day island of Finnøy exists as only two small islets. The sea is 40 metres above the current level. A polar bear embarks on a long swim through the icy waters and never reaches land. Some 12,400 years later, the skeleton of that same polar bear is discovered under a basement floor in the village of Judaberg on Finnøy.