What is it about?
Paleosols are soils that preserve a large amount of information about the environments of the past. Many paleosols are of such scientific interest, scenic attraction, rarity, ecological importance, or didactic value, that they can be considered a cultural heritage.
Why is it important?
Many areas with paleosols resulted threatened by complete loss because of urbanization. A land planning strategy aimed at preserving the cultural heritage of the territory should foresee the enlargement of the part of the territory currently set aside as a park, to protect those pedolandscapes which are at highest risk
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This page is a summary of: Using existing soil databases to consider paleosols in land planning: Case study of the Lombardy region (northern Italy), Quaternary International, March 2007, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2006.10.040.
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