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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.

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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

day-to-day operations.


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.

Pflugwagen, Michael C. Thumm, 2019.tif


Claus Kropp M. A.

Nibelungenstraße 32

64653 Lorsch


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