(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

The pollen record of human influence at Paanajärvi

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Cores of the uppermost laminated sediment were taken from 3 locations along Lake Paanajärvi, for fine-scale pollen study. The pollen diagrams can be correlated with the written history of the area. The wars and peace treaties that affected the frontier between Finland and Russia, now 3,5 km west of the lake, affected the settlements and thus the pollen sequence. From the correlations it is clear that the Karelians were the first around Paanajärvi to use cultivated grasses and a slash-and-burn method. The Karelians abandoned the area after a cultivation period of 100 years, then came the Finns with permanent field cultivation. The last 50 years with abandoned fields are clearly represented


Article of periodic

published at : Fennia / ISSN 0015-0010

Editor : Societas Geographica Fenniae, Helsinki - FINLANDE (1889- 2009)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 177, no1 [pp. 93-106]

Bibliographic references : 18 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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