A cultural biography of the coversand landscapes in the Salland and Achterhoek Regions. The aims and methods of the Eastern Netherlands Project

R. van Beek, L.J. Keunen

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Abstract

In archaeological and historical geographical terms, the Salland and Achterhoek are among the least know areas of the Netherlands. Urbanisation, industrialisation, water management measures and nature development are rapidly beginning to take their toll on these coversand areas, and the buried history and landscape heritage they represent are coming under increasing pressure. An interdisciplinary project has been started to build a broad scientific base and to produce a biography of this coversand landscape from the late Palaeolithic to the beginning of the nineteenth century. By analysing existing databases and studying four areas in detail, and on an interdisciplinary basis an attempt will be made to understand the development of settlements and the layout and exploitation of lower-lying parts of the landscape, which will be the first comprehensive picture of the coversand landscape of the eastern Netherlands
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBerichten van de Rijksdienst voor het Oudheidkundig Bodemonderzoek/Proceedings of the National Service for Archaeological Heritage in the Netherlands, nr. 46
EditorsR.M. van Heeringen, R.C.G.M. Lauwerier
Place of PublicationAmersfoort
PublisherRijksdienst voor Archeologie, Cultuurlandschap en Monumenten
Pages355-375
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • landscape
  • archaeology
  • sandy soils
  • geomorphology
  • landscape conservation
  • netherlands
  • physical planning
  • salland
  • achterhoek
  • east netherlands

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