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Matti Linkola (email)

Metsä kulttuurimaisemana.

Linkola M. (1987). Metsä kulttuurimaisemana. Silva Fennica vol. 21 no. 4 article id 5326. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15483

English title: The forest as a cultural landscape


The main features of the Finnish landscape are a result of preglacial erosion processes and the structural lines of the bedrock. The microstructure of the landscape was created by the Ice Age and its melting processes. Upon this base, human activities have created a palimpsest of cultural landscapes. The article describes the effects of slash-and-burn cultivation, tar production, cattle ranging and some other forest uses to the forest landscape. 

The paper is based on a lecture given in the seminar ‘The forest as a Finnish cultural entity’, held in Helsinki in 1986. The PDF includes a summary in English.

Original keywords
kaskiviljely; asutus; metsämaisema; kulttuurimaisema; metsälaidunnus

English keywords
forest landscape; cultural landscape; slash-and-burn cultivation; land occupation; forest grazing

Published in 1987

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