Traces of cultivation as a fossilized landscape

The traces of older cultivation at Sävsjö manor domains.

Part of a fofossilized landscape 

Small cairns made out of stone due to the cultivation

The remains of Sävsjö village are still visible today as a nature’s own museum. A prehistoric grave field from the Iron Age (500 B.C. – 1050 A.D.) shows us who long people have inhabited this place. The oldest written source that names the village is from1494 and around 1640 Sävsjö manor (säteri) is established. The small nearby farmes were evicted and the land was used as pasture land which has conserved a fossilized landscape. Here one can see the narrow fields, the stone fences that dived different areas, cairns due to cultivation, traces of terracing, pastures and different formations made of earth such as banks etc. The oldest traces are dated to around the birth of Christ.

a stone fence

A stone fence.

The area is open for the public and free of charge, there is an information sign (that need to be updated) and there are small paths to walk on. On a sunny day this is fine example of a fossilized landscape, the traces are clearly visible and it is a nice place for a picnic or a stroll in “wild”.

A cultivation cairn

Yet another part of this beautiful area.

The fossilized landscapes at Sävsjö village or manor can be found in Lenhovda parish in Kronobergs County, Småland.More information in Swedish can be found here.

Magnus Reuterdahl



About Magnus Reuterdahl

I am an archaeologist/Osteologist from Sweden. My main intrest lays in north Euorpean archaeology in, preferbly the prehistory of the late iron age and the neolithic periods. I've also got a strong intrest for Chinese archaeology, especially the neolithc Yangshao culture. I also write about cultural heritage and cultural history. Mitt namn är Magnus Reuterdahl, jag är arkeolog och osteolog och arbetar företrädesvis i Sverige även om jag gjort ett par vändor till Kina. På den här bloggen skriver jag om mitt yrke, om fornlämningar, kulturarv och kulturhistoria m m. View all posts by Magnus Reuterdahl

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