the stone age man of Swifterbant
4000 years BCE, the New Stone Age, the Neolithic
The skeleton of this man was found in the Flevopolder and belonged to the Swifterbant culture. The people of this culture were farmers and hunter-gatherers. When he died he was somewhere between 25 and 45 years old. He was buried with a string of amber beads on his forehead.
His skull was scanned in the Red Cross Hospital in Beverwijk by dr. A. Kamphuis and dr. K.L. Vincken (ISI) has processed and adapted the digital data.
Commissioned by: The Nieuwlanderfgoedcentrum.
Exhibition: The Stone Age man is on display at the museum of the Nieuwlanderfgoedcentrum, Lelystad.