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Shaping a periglacial land into a pastoral landscape: a case study from Val di Sole (Trento, Italy)

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Long-lasting human action has transformed high-altitude Alpine environments into productivelandscapes, mainly through the action of herders and hay-makers. In this paper, wepresent a case of modification of periglacial-like land into human-mitigated landscape: theVal Molinac and Val Poré, two upland valleys tributaries of Val di Sole (Trento, Italy). Researchundertaken in the area shows the existence of a well-preserved pastoral systemthat dates from at least the 15th century AD and was still in use until recent years, whosemain purpose was the exploitation of such marginal mountain environment.

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Author(s): Angelucci D, Carrer F, Cavulli F

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies

Year: 2014

Volume: 4

Pages: 157-180

Print publication date: 01/05/2014

Acceptance date: 13/12/2013

Date deposited: 13/11/2015

ISSN (print): 2039-7895

Publisher: SAP