Pastoral Landscape in the Rucăr-Bran Corridor: Sheepfold Dynamics

David, Lucian (Articol)

“The phytogeographical resources that have supported the development of pastoral landscape are pastures, natural hayfields, and more recently, the cultivated fodder plants. The favorable natural setting, the varied topography, the soil cover, the richness of vegetal species, the well-developed river system etc., correlated with the existence of extensive pastures and hayfields have encouraged the development in the Rucăr-Bran Corridor of a pastoral civilization, which is well known both at home and abroad. The map analysis provides the opportunity of identifying the sheepfold alterations with respect to location, altitude, slope aspect etc., over the period 1911-2014.”

Cuvinte cheie: natural landscape, pastoral landscape, Rucăr-Bran corridor, sheepfold, and topographic map

Revista de etnografie și folclor / Journal of Ethnography and Folklore

2015, nr. 1-2, p. 193-208