archaeological record
The body of physical evidence about the past. It is composed of sites, artifacts, monuments, ecofacts, burials, and features.
The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.

cultural heritage An expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values.

early history Past events in the time period before modern history, which is sometimes considered to begin circa AD 1450.

historical data Collected data about past events and circumstances.

historical ecology Practical framework of concepts and methods for studying the past and future of the relationship between people and their environment.

historical land use A history involving management and modification of natural environment or wilderness into built environment such as settlements and semi-natural habitats such as arable fields, pastures, and managed woods.

historical landscapes Geographical area that historically has been used by people, or shaped or modified by human activity, occupancy, or intervention, and that possesses a significant concentration, linkage, or continuity of areas of land use, vegetation, buildings and structures, roads and waterways, and natural features.


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