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“Sveriges största riksarkiv är den svenska jorden”


Did you know that the National Heritage Board has a map service, Forestry, where you can see all known registered ancient monuments and other cultural and historical remains in Sweden?

“Sveriges största riksarkiv är den svenska jorden” skrev Vilhelm Moberg i första delen av “Min svenska historia”, och överallt i Sverige hittar man spår av landets många ursprungsbefolkningar – förfäder till de olika små folk som idag kort och gott kallas svenska folket samt förfäder till de samiska folken.

Forestry research shows that around my village several settlements have been identified from the Stone Age, that is at least 4,000 years old. Numerous arrowheads, axes and pickaxes have been found in stone (much made of slate but also sandstone and various fine-grained rocks).

Even on my own farm there have been finds; a slate dagger found by a former owner while working in the barley field.

I moved to my little farm a couple of years ago, but I didn't know then that my family, in direct descent on my father's side, has lived in this very valley for at least 400 years. I don't think I'll get any further back than that with genealogy. But the earth has a lot to tell me about the people who have lived here. Who knows, maybe it was one of my ancestors who once grabbed that shale dagger? You are allowed to fantasise.

What does the land where you live tell you?

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