Agriculture up to 1200

Slavic farmers, from the Kirchberg chronicle Slavic farmers, from the Kirchberg chronicle

region Mecklenburg

The main sources of income for the Slavic population were arable farming and livestock farming on cleared settlement isles, preferably on light ground. The proportion of populated and cultivated surfaces across the whole area was low. Light ground was preferred for rye farming. Multi-field farming and the wooden scratch plough pulled by oxen were known.

 

Slawisches Pflanzholz (Karge) Dibble used by Slavic settlers

region Western Pomerania

The main sources of income for the Slavic population were arable farming and livestock farming on cleared settlement isles close to watercourses, preferably on light ground. The proportion of populated and cultivated surfaces across the whole area was low. Light ground was preferred for rye farming. Multi-field farming and the wooden scratch plough pulled by oxen were known.