Rocks for a living

The humans and the mountains as resources

The peop­le of the tab­le mountain lands­cape have always had an eco­no­mic and emo­tio­nal con­nec­tion to the mountains. Quar­ri­es, lime bur­ning, mill­sto­ne mines, sto­ne mason­ri­es. Wit­hout the mountains, one of Swe­den’s oldest sto­ne chur­ches in Varn­hem could not have been built. Wit­hout the mountains, the monks had never gone under­ground in Lug­nås to cut out mill­sto­nes. The mountains have been, and remain, an impor­tant resour­ce that has sup­por­ted the people.

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