Anthropogenic Soils

Anthropogenic Soils

 

soils originating as a result of human activity. They may be created deliberately, as in the cases of gardening soils, potting soils, and hothouse soils, or inadvertently, as in the case of the soils on the terraces of mines. Some writers also consider greatly improved soils (for example, in irrigated or drained lands) to be anthropogenic.

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for comparison with agricultural or anthropogenic soils of similar texture and mineralogy, or for comparison with other native soils of different texture, mineralogy or pedogenesis in the region (e.
Her academic research has focused on sustainable livelihoods in urban and rural areas of the Brazilian Amazon and elsewhere, and has recently focused on anthropogenic soils in the Amazon.
Finally, providing a link to the British medieval papers in Chapters 7 and 10, Ben Pears discusses medieval anthropogenic soils in north-west Europe, specifically from the perspective of soil micromorphology.
Her perspectives are historical ecology and archaeological landscapes, moving earth and managing water, land of the ancestors, the cultural geography of anthropogenic soils, and territoriality and memory.
2002) showed that carbonised materials, such as biochars, are responsible for maintaining high levels of soil organic matter (SOM) and available nutrients in anthropogenic soils such as Amazonian Dark Earth (or Terra Preta).
Total and partial analyses of stream sediments and alluvial and anthropogenic soils were performed using standardized methods of analyses or the approach published in Sutherland (2002).
On top, a grey sandy layer of medium-coarse sand supposed to have been deposited on top of the anthropogenic soils after the Norse farm had been abandoned.
High fertility associated with the anthropogenic soils, terra preta, in the Amazon has been related to the high content of organic carbon in the form of char and the practice of 'slash and char' by the pre-Columbian indigenous people of the Amazon (Glaser et al.
The international workshop of anthropogenic soils is sponsored by the Professional Soil Scientists Association of California in conjunction with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service and Cornell University.
Continuity and change in arable land management in the Northern Isles: evidence from anthropogenic soils.
Detailed studies of these pre-colonial anthropogenic soils can help answer questions about pre-Colombian societies that inhabited the Amazon Valley and its main tributaries between 2400 [+ or -] 75 and 1525 [+ or -] 58 years BP.
Rock-covered areas and rock-free areas in the same geomorphologic settings were also excavated to determine if anthropogenic soils were present, and if so, their extent and content.