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Forskningens Døgn: Online lecture on The Skrydstrup and Egtved girl – which completely rewrites Danish history

At Forskningens Døgn, you can listen to new research at home in your living room. From Geoscience, Rasmus Andreasen and Erik Thomsen take you on a journey back in time, when Aarhus University invites you to a series of online lectures on 28 April.

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Wednesday 28 April 2021,  at 14:30 - 15:30

You can hear the lecture at both 14.30 and 16.30.


"Danmarkshistorien skrives om: Skrydstrup- og Egtvedpigen var nok ikke kosmopolitter".

(The history of Denmark is rewritten: The Skrydstrup and Egtved girls were probably not cosmopolitans.)

The two iconic Bronze Age girls did not come from far away, and neither did most of the Vikings buried at Trelleborg. Yet the stories of these individuals are interesting, especially the Egtved girl. She probably lived part of the year in Vejle Ådal and part of the year on the heathland around Egtved. But why did the researchers really think that so many ancient people were immigrants?

Also do not miss Katrine Juul Andresen’s lectures when she at 17.30 and 19.00 tells about "Doggerland – et forhistorisk landskab g(l)emt under Nordsøens bølger".


Find links to the lectures and read more about  Forskningens Døgn here.