Stunning reconstruction reveals ‘lone boy’ with deformed skull who died in cave in Norway 8,300 years ago

Around 8,300 years ago, a teenager with an unusual skull and short stature may have been running along the rocky coast of what is now Norway, stopping to regain his balance while holding a fishing rod. Now, a new full-body reconstruction of the Stone Age teenager – nicknamed Vistegutten, Norwegian for “the boy from Viste” – is on display at the Hå Gamle Prestegard museum in southern Norway.

Rebuilding the boy was a months-long project, but researchers have known about Vistegutten since 1907, when archaeologists found his remains in a Mesolithic, or Middle Stone Age, cave at Randaberg, along the west coast of Norway.

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