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The potential of historic landscape characterisation for the Lower Danube region

Mills, Stephen Francis 2011. The potential of historic landscape characterisation for the Lower Danube region. Presented at: The lower Danube in Prehistory : Landscape Changes and Human-environment Interactions : proceedings of the International Conference, Alexandria, Egypt, 3-5 November 2010. Published in: Mills, Stephen and Mirea, Pavel eds. The Lower Danube in prehistory: landscape changes and human-environment interactions. Proceedings of the international conference, Alexandria, 3-5 November 2010. Bucureşti: Renaissance, pp. 203-219.

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This paper introduces and promotes Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) as a valuable research approach for adoption and adaptation in the Lower Danube area. HLC is a set of principles and flexible methodologies for integrating the historic dimension (time-depth) of landscape into strategies for the protection, management and planning of the European landscape. The approach is forward-looking to ensure archaeological and historic components are part of long-term sustainable development within the landscape and has at its core the principles of the European Landscape Convention (ELC). I outline the principles and benefits of HLC and the ELC, discuss the application and outputs of HLC and end by promoting the potential of future related research in the Lower Danube area using the example of the Teleorman River Valley.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DAW Central Europe
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Publisher: Renaissance
ISBN: 9786068321011
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:48

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