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EGQSJ | Articles | Volume 68, issue 1
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 68, 13–28, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-68-13-2019
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E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 68, 13–28, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-68-13-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 08 May 2019

Research article | 08 May 2019

6200 years of human activities and environmental change in the northern central Alps

Clemens von Scheffer et al.
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By using geochemical and pollen data, this study wanted to close knowledge gaps on the interconnection of climate, environment and human impact in the Kleinwalser Valley (Kleinwalsertal, northern central Alps) over the past 6200 years. For a long time, the Walser people were believed to be the first settlers, who cultivated the valley. However, humans have recurrently used and modified the landscape for at least 5500 years by burning or cutting down forests and practicing pasture management.
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