Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Changes (Key Issues in by Lesley Head

By Lesley Head

Cultural landscapes tend to be understood inside of actual geography as ones reworked through human motion. Advances in palaeocological reconstruction concepts have elevated our powers to parent the earliest human affects. This stimulating new e-book makes an attempt to bridge the space among the sciences and the arts by means of reviewing an important methodological and conceptual instruments that aid environmental scientists comprehend cultural landscapes.

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In the New Zealand context we can, then, distinguish between: HUNTER-GATHERER/AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPES 25 basis of attributes they lack, attributes that relate to interactions with landscape. Thus, it is argued, hunter-gatherers do not plant or tend gardens, they do not substantially modify their environment, nor do they purposefully manage it. In nineteenth-century parlance, they lack purchase on the land. Similarly, in some circles agriculturalists are defined by the changes they make to the genetic make-up of plants or animals.

Trema, Macaranga, Dodonaea, and increase in herbs (Flenley, 1988); problems and potentials in identification of cultivar pollen and using weeds as indicators (Maloney, 1994). 1). Just as Sauer's ability to get at these questions was limited by the tools available - radiocarbon dating, for example, was not available until right at the end of his life - it is important to identify the ways in which our current thinking is a function of our tools. The literature is heavily weighted towards human impacts on vegetation, particularly in terms of the earliest evidence.

7. 2 Operational guidelines ethics and impacts. Communities with reverential attitudes to nature can have 1. For the purpose of this exercise, all landscapes are cultural, and all are understood impacts that are at least as destructive as as having multiple dimensions, including any other community (Tuan, 1968). both material and symbolic. 8. There are tensions and ambiguities here, 2. Appropriate scales of analysis, in both and they can be creative: 'there are space and time, are crucial. important understandings to be gained in seeking the social origins of instabilities 3.

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