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How mankind has shaped European nature

  • Björn Berglund
Publishing year: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 79-81
Publication/Series: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
Volume: 20
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Springer

Abstract english

A monographic book volume on the history of the rural landscape of Europe is presented (Emanuelsson, The rural landscape of Europe. How man has shaped European nature, 383, 2009). The focus is on various land-use phases, their history from the Neolithic period to modern time and the survival of traditional farming today in Europe. This is described and illustrated by examples from marginal farming areas, particularly in mountainous regions of southern and northern Europe. Some of these are important as modern analogues when interpreting past cultural landscapes.


  • Geology
  • Traditional farming
  • Biodiversity
  • Land-use types
  • Nature conservation


  • ISSN: 0939-6314
Björn E Berglund
E-mail: bjorn [dot] berglund [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se

Professor emeritus

Quaternary Sciences