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Reconstructing disappeared landscapes of wet areas. Problems and new possibilities applied to a test area in western sealand Flanders in the Flemish coastal plain
Vanslembrouck, N.; Lehouck, A.; Thoen, E.; Vervloet, J. (2007). Reconstructing disappeared landscapes of wet areas. Problems and new possibilities applied to a test area in western sealand Flanders in the Flemish coastal plain, in: van Dam, P. et al. (Ed.) Programme book. Fourth conference of the European Society of Environmental History “Environmental Connections. Europe and the wider world”. pp. 225
In: van Dam, P.; Renes, H. (Ed.) (2007). Programme book. Fourth conference of the European Society of Environmental History “Environmental Connections. Europe and the wider world”. ESEH: Harmelen. 234 pp., more

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  • Vanslembrouck, N.
  • Lehouck, A., more
  • Thoen, E., more
  • Vervloet, J.

Abstract
    This poster deals with the problems as well as with the possibilities of reconstructing submerged landscapes in the coastal area of the Low Countries. The test area is situated in the former county of Flanders on the border area of Belgium and the Netherlands. Here, during the later Middle Ages and the 16th century, marine influence had greatly ravaged the old medieval landscape. The 16th-century flooding in particular, carried out for military reasons, had wreaked havoc and covered large parts with sediments. An interdisciplinary and international collaboration project was set up by the Universities of Ghent (Belgium) and Wageningen (the Netherlands), with the aim of reconstructing the medieval landscape; this poster will present a short survey of the research results.

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