Woodland clearance in the Mesolithic: the social aspects.

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Davies, P ; Robb, J.G ; Ladbrook, D (2005)

Did Mesolithic people regard the woodland as a wilderness or park? Previous models have portrayed the hunter-gatherers of the Mesolithic as in tune with nature and making use of clearings to attract game. Using equally valid analogies, the authors propose a more hostile landscape that was conceived and managed with clearings and paths to help allay its menacing character.
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