Stone Age along the E4 Ljungby

In the spring of 2018, Museum Archeology Southeast conducted three investigations along the E4, north of Ljungby in Kronoberg County. The current investigations were carried out due to a planned widening of road E4 between Ljungby – Toftanäs in Ljungby municipality. In total, the development affected an approximately 31 kilometer long section where the existing road was to be converted into a motorway. The three premises that were investigated are called Simlaängen (RAÄ Berga 347), Vadtorpet (RAÄ Dörarp 199) and Ekuddefallet (RAÄ Dörarp 196 & 202). There were Mesolithic remains on all the premises (ca. 10,000 - 4,000 BC), mainly in the form of pits, hearths, cooking pits and cultural layers. The investigations revealed an abundant find material with mainly flint and processed quartz.

The flint found from the survey at Ekuddefallet shows that groups of people from the west coast have had contact with ethnic groups from northeastern Skåne, in the interior of Småland.

In connection with the reporting of the project, a popular science publication for children in primary school was published and we built a small exhibition that was shown at Ljungby library. Here you can see pictures from the exhibition and download the publication digitally.

Location: Ljungby, Kronoberg County

Responsible: Kenneth Alexandersson (archeology), Ulrika Söderström (public)

Developer: The Swedish Transport Administration

Year: 2018