Articles | Volume 67, issue 2
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 67, 73–84, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-67-73-2019

Special issue: Geoarchaeology and past human–environment interactions

E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 67, 73–84, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-67-73-2019

Research article 15 Jan 2019

Research article | 15 Jan 2019

Fortification, mining, and charcoal production: landscape history at the abandoned medieval settlement of Hohenwalde at the Faule Pfütze (Saxony, Eastern Ore Mountains)

Johann Friedrich Tolksdorf et al.

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This case study provides a reconstruction of settlement and land-use history since the 13th century CE in a small valley in the Ore Mountains (Saxony). Archaeological evidence shows settlement activities with a strong building and mining activities that also triggered local soil erosion. After the abandonment of the site in the middle of the 15th century CE and a reafforestation, later land use in the area occurred in the form of charcoal production.