Thousands of years of human activity

Archaeological finds indicate that humans first lived in the Femsjö area during the Palaeolithic period of the Stone Age. The area was also inhabited later during the Bronze and Iron Ages but there was probably not a continuous presence of people for all this time. From the 12th century and for several hundreds of years thereafter the area was often plagued by war and unrest. The period during the Nordic Seven Year War 1563 – 70 was the most serious era in this respect. The Danes penetrated the area and harassed the locals to the extent that they fled the area. Many farms were burnt and left deserted.

Over 160 registered ancient relics provide evidence on the Femsjö history and so do the more than 150 items from the parish that are being kept at museums in Halmstad and Stockholm.