Vistehålå, or the Stone Age cave at Viste, is located in the municipality of Randaberg, just northwest of Stavanger.
People lived here between 6000 and 8000 years ago!
Among the findings are arrowheads with flint and fishing hooks made out of bone. Near the eastern portion of the cave the remains of a 15 year old boy who lived there 7500 years ago was found. Around 70 different species of non-domestic animals have also been found there - the most common being wild bore, birds and fish.
The cave is 8-9 meters deep and 4-5 meters wide with an opening facing the North Sea.
View from inside the Stone Age Cave at Viste
Photo source: Randaberg Kommune
In the Stone Age, the climate in the Stavanger area was warmer than it is today and there was probably less rain. The Stone Age Cave, which might have been in the midst of an oak forest, probably gave the people living there sufficient shelter from the weather