Category Archives: Scania (Skåne)

Leaving geology for a black willow

I’m not that active here as you might have noticed. The reason is mainly that Ive decided to quit studying geology this winter without being finished with my MSc… Yes I’m a quitter… While becoming a father last year my … Continue reading

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Crows kicks and a priest’s bathtub

Near the south Swedish town Simrishamn here in the province of Skåne (Scania), in a small fishing village called Vik theres some nice Cambrian quartzite geology exposed near the ocean (the surrounding geology is a mixture of older horst risen gneiss, … Continue reading

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Wtf its snowing?!

Ok, so now it snows outside my window :O Its evening here, the 20th of October. Where I live, in the south of Sweden we often have winters without any snow at all. And NEVER this early. This early in … Continue reading

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Allarps Bjär and the stone of manly men

Yesterday I took a little car trip to the central parts of Skåne (Scania). To the area located on the Tornqvist zone which is rich in remains of volcanoes (basalt necks). This time to a location named Allarps Bjär (Bjär … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience at Ale’s Stones

One of Swedens most famous archaeological sites is located here in the region Scania and is called “Ales stenar” (The Stones of Ale or Ale’s stones) and its located in a spectacular place by the ocean. It is also one … Continue reading

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The ghostly hills of Scania

I guess unlike USA, here in Europe a lot of features and formations in the landscape are man made. Just the fact that we have had a lot of monument building, industrial and farming cultures for thousands of years have … Continue reading

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Landscapes of Skåne

I’m just trying out Imageshack as an image host. Some landscape photos of Skåne (Scania) on this link.

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The volcanoes of Scania

(Fig. Modified map from Bergelin thesis showing a handfull of basalt necks. There exist over a 100 in total) Sweden is hardly famous for its volcanoes and most Swedes doesnt know about them. But we do have them, or at … Continue reading

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The geology of Scania

Scania (Skåne) is the southern most part of the Swedish mainland. Its geology is complex and a result of many types of bedrock and separated events. The North-Eastern part of the Scanian peninsula is precambrian crystalline bedrock (granites ca 1.7 … Continue reading

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Gonna do me some archaeology

Next time Im back home at my parents house Im going to do some archaeology for sure (I did start out my academical career in archaeology before taking on geology). I looked at a photo taken from a plane 1939 … Continue reading

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