A wide variety of growers participate in our project - from museums
to (organic) farmers to living history farms.
On this page we are introducing our growers in alphabetical order.
Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology
The Freilichtlabor (open-air laboratory) Lauresham
lies right in the heart of the extensively remodelled and expanded UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey, which was remodelled and greatly
expanded in 2014.
In the 1:1 model of a Carolingian manor, visitors have
the opportunity to learn about manorialism in a vivid and accessible way.
It’s a complex topic, but one that is critical for our understanding of social structures in the Early Middle Ages.
Lauresham is also a forum for ongoing experimental archaeological research.
A range of primitive technologies, crafts and agricultural methods from the Early Middle Ages are researched and tested here as part of
Some of our most prominent experiments include work on animal traction(e.g. ploughing), the micro-climate of the houses and
exploration of the formation of ridge
and furrow field systems.
The manor´s buildings were constructed on the basis of the latest archaeological evidence from settlement archaeology in southern Germany. They include residential, commercial, agricultural and storage buildings, as well as a chapel. Moreover, the various types of agricultural land (fields, pastures and gardens) and livestock here, which are all similar to what
you might have seen in medieval times, convey a lively picture of the day-to-day and working lives of people in the Early Middle Ages.