From mammoth steppe to cultural steppe
The exhibition is open until 23 October, 2022.
The giant mammoth is just one of the animals that you encounter on your journey through Denmark's prehistoric fauna. The exhibition is a time travel through 20.000 years – from the steppe of the mammoth to the present-day cultural landscape. Other unique finds in the exhibition include prehistoric animals like giant elk and aurochs.
Also shown are bones, crania, and antlers from roe, wild boar, and red deer found in Danish bogs and from dating 7-4.000 BC.
Towards the end of the glacial period, around 17-18.000 years ago, a sea emerged west and south of the ice margin with sea ice and drifting icebergs. In deposits from this sea bone remains of seals, walruses, polar bears and whales have been found.
In the exhibition you can see a complete skeleton of a ringed seal and the lumbar and caudal vertebrae of a bowhead whale.