Kullaberg. Landscapearchaeology and research history

Project: Research

Layman's description

Kullaberg has been inhabited for thousands of years. What has happened to the landscape and why does it look the way it does today? The archaeological archive in the landscape provides answers to questions about human functional and mental attitudes to the landscape around them. The starting points for this project are studies of the caves, Stone Age settlements and the Viking era silver treasures

Kullaberg is a fascinating part of northwestern Skåne. During the Stone Age and the Bronze Age, Kullaberg and the hilly landscape around the mountain formed an ancient island. The present landscape was created by land elevations during the Iron Age and early Middle Ages and through draining and land reclamation in the 1800s. The area is of interest for the history of science. Several scientific and archaeological investigations were carried out during the 1800s and at the beginning of the 1900s.

Archaeological discoveries and remains in the landscape provide a basis for analysing how humans have used the area through the ages. Topography, changes in the coastline and the development of vegetation contribute to a discussion of the character of the landscape and the conditions for settlements that existed there during the prehistoric era.
Effective start/end date1998/01/012011/12/31