Historical land use and anthropogenic features : a case study from Nagymaros

Kiss, Andrea: Historical land use and anthropogenic features : a case study from Nagymaros. In: Acta climatologica, (38-39). pp. 111-124. (2005)

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In this study, an approximately 0.15 km2 representative study area of former vineyards, now partly reforested, is the subject of investigation. The area of the Kapu Hill is characterised by a system of relatively large and intact stone hedges, ditches as well as well-preserved traces of man-made stone and earth terraces. In the late 18th century this steep slope of southeastern exposure was predominantly covered by vineyards and thus, it was subject to severe erosion roughly until the late 19th century, but - with changed land use - in some extent until the 1950s. Due to intensive vine cultivation as well as effective protection techniques soil structure was strongly modified. In the course of our investigation we try to find out the main characteristics and probable regularities in the set of abandonned man-made features, seeking for the answer of such questions as when and why these stone hedges, ditches and teiTaces became part of the landscape and in what extent intensive land use left its marks on the present soil and surface of the study area.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta climatologica
Date: 2005
Volume: 38-39
ISSN: 0563-0614
Page Range: pp. 111-124
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nagymaros, Földrajztudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 123-124.; Összefoglalás; Summary
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 14:10
Last Modified: 2018. Jun. 04. 13:00
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/16889

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