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High Medieval economic and ecologic frontiers: a geoarchaeological review of land-use dynamics in the central European uplands



Year of publication 2017
Type Workshop
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The mountain ranges of central Europe are ecological zones - less favorable to arable use and therefore developed along other trajectories of economy. Consequently, land-use history is coupled to supraregional major economical, technological and political changes, such as the onset of metallurgy, the medieval colonization, improvements of mining technology and environmental pollution. Compiling palaeoenvironmental proxies we illustrate the human impact in central European uplands in 12th-14th and try to identify superregional changes. These results are compared to the historical and archaeological evidence to identify the superregional impulses.
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