Werkzeugdepot / Tool Cache
On the bottom of a grave in front of the southeastern tower of the fort, a cache of iron was found laid out in a hiding place made of stone slabs. Scythes, a ploughshare, tools such as hammers, hatchets, saws and drills, and weapons such as swords and lances all suggest a complete set of equipment for a large-scale agricultural enterprise. The shape of the swords dates the cache to the Alemannic / Frankish period (5th century AD).
Location. 49° 25.598′ N, 9° 25.514′ E. Marker is in Osterburken, Baden-Württemberg, in Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kastellstrasse and
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Kastell in Osterburken / Fort Osterburken (within shouting distance of this marker).
More about this marker. The marker is found in Limespark Osterburken. Although not on a path, strictly speaking, the marker is easy to find because it is at the southeast corner of the fort. (Basically, the uphill- and town- side of the park.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Anthropology •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.