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Osterburken in Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
 

Werkzeugdepot / Tool Cache

 
 
Werkzeugdepot / Tool Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 23, 2017
1. Werkzeugdepot / Tool Station Marker
Inscription.  Auf der Grabensohle vor dem Südost-Turm des Kastells lag in einem Versteck aus Steinplatten ein Depot Geräten aus Eisen. Sensen, eine Pflugschar, Werkzeuge wie Hammer, Beile, Säge oder Bohrer und Waffen wie Schwerter und Lanzen zeugern von der vollständigen Ausstattung eines landwirtschaftlichen Großbetriebes. Die Form der Schwerter datiert das Depot in alamannisch/fränkische Zeit (5. Jh. n. Chr).

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(English translation:)

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

Werkzeugdepot / Tool Cache Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 23, 2017
2. Werkzeugdepot / Tool Cache Marker - wide view
Showing the southeast corner of the fort and the marker.
Wemmershoefer Strasse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Osterburken, Baden-Württemberg 74706, Germany.
 
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. AgricultureAnthropology
 
Werkzeugdepot / Tool Cache Marker - wider view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 23, 2017
3. Werkzeugdepot / Tool Cache Marker - wider view
Here the marker can barely be seen in the background, amongst the trees. This is looking northeast from the entrance trail off of Wemmershoefer Strasse.
 
 
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 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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