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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 1HA3
Professor
Michael Mercier
Semester
Fall

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Social/cultural Geography V: Cultural & Symbolic landscapes Introduction: Recall location and place Culture and cultural landscapes Landscape: Visible human imprint on the Earth’s surface - Natural/physical environment - Human environment: suburbs like Southern Ontario, variation within these places like rural, urban and suburban Cultural landscape: The outcome of interactions between people (societies) and their environments. Reflection of a culture. People modify the environment to suit their needs (a result of cultural adaptation) - All inhabited parts of the Earth are cultural landscapes - Modifying the environment to suit its needs and adapting to an environment Meaning and significance transcend The Cultural Group - We can call them symbolic landscapes: symbol of a culture and what it stands for ex. great wall or Roman coliseum - There are abstract landscapes like the skyline of lower Manhattan or kids playing pond hockey The Seven Wonders of the World In 500 B.C “see before you die”, the location are spatially concentrated and only one remains (the pyramid). 1. Lighthouse of Alexandria 2. Colossus of Rhodes 3. Mausoleum of Halicarnassus 4. Temple of Artemis 5. Zeus statue of Olympia 6. Gorgas of B
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