New in EASY: Holocene drift sand activity in the Netherlands

24 August 2018

This dataset from H. J. Pierik of Utrecht University provides a new overview of drift sand appearances and activity for the period from about 5000 BC to about 1700 AD in the Netherlands.

Because man played an important role in the creation of shifting sands in this period in the Netherlands, this new overview is useful to better understand the interplay between people and landscape in the past. The dataset is based on various survey studies, separate field studies and new data, from which can be derived when and where man could have caused the drift sand and when the drift sand possibly posed a threat to agriculture or settlements. In addition, this dataset can function as a historical context for current shifting sands that are considered valuable natural areas.

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For more information about the dataset, please visit EASY.

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