Ice Sheets|Funen


Almost 70 years since this aerial photograph of 1953 was made and I wonder how much this landscape with scattered farmsteads has changed. What impact has the natural relief, made by the melting processes of former ice sheets, on the human cultivating and maintaining of agricultural grounds? For example is there a difference in dwelling on top of these kame elevations or in the middle of hummocky landscape? A variety of making processes developed in time need to be connected!


Looking at the aerial photo of farm ‘Ellemoselund’ in 1953 seen from the northwestside located on the ridge of the Kalbjergtorn. The ridge hardly visible (behind the farmstead and trees) is forming the outer edge of the ‘kame elevation’. Hence zooming into a historic map the stratification of deposits is beautifully visualized with parallel lines. Kames are built of deposits more or less distinctly stratified, such as gravels, sands, silts and, sometimes, even of clays laid down by meltwater flow. Square shaped forms in the left corner of the map are marking excavation works. Unclear whether these explorations are the result of digging for are clay or peat (toponym Hallismose).

Maybe local dwellers can provide clarification?

Feltscape of Kalbjergtorn visualizing the outer kame ridge behind Ellemoselund experienced from the northwestside, June 2019, 100 x 150 cm, wool blend.

Sources: Aerial photo:, historical map: 1928-1945 Danish Geodata- bureau, topographic maps, mei 2019.

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