Textile-archaeological investigations on the grave of the so-called "archer" of the cemetery on the Fallward (district of Cuxhaven)

Numerous students from various technical colleges and universities have already spent several weeks doing internships at the NIhK in order to gain practical experience in the conservation / restoration of archaeological finds.

As part of such an internship, textile-archeological investigations could recently also be carried out on a find recovery of the cemetery on the dwelling mound Fallward. The block of soil comes from the foot area of ​​a man who was buried lying on its side. Among diverse grave goods a completely preserved bow and several arrows were given into the funeral. There was no evidence of shoes on the excellently preserved foot bones. In contrast, the investigations provided evidence of several layers of woolen fabric.