Aak, the Iron Age boy
Period: 250-12 BCE, Late Iron Age, 200 BCE
The grave of this 9-year old boy was situated alongside a ring ditch. This ditch probably belonged to a burial mound. He was in a supine position with his knees flexed and his head at the same high level. Much later there were also two cows interred alongside this ditch. The meaning of this all, because there were more pits and strange burials on this terrain, remains an enigma. Most people living in that period were farmers. He is also reconstructed as a modern boy. The skull is scanned in the AMC by M. Poulus and R.J. Jansen. Data is converted by M. van Stralen, ISI, at the UMC Utrecht.
Client: province of North Holland
Exhibition: Huis van Hilde (House of Hilde) .