GEO 210-jan 24

GEO 210-jan 24 - GEO 210 Jan 24th 2008 2:36:00 PM-primary...

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GEO 210- Jan. 24 th , 2008 24/01/2008 14:36:00 -primary example of use of semiotics: -the Zuni nation has successfully pursued three major court cases against the  American government: for damages to Zuni claimed lands, and for confiscation of lands  in the course of western settlement -the Zuni engaged in “reading of landscapes” in order to obtain evidence  (evidence law) for court cases involving land claims  -in this case the semiotics used was largely historical (ie- erosion history) -began with researching the evidence of physical landscape change connected  to large-scale tree cutting by settlers on Zuni claimed land, and the subsequent erosion  and changes in drainage patterns and soil deposition (oral history told tales of settlers  cutting large swaths of trees) -hint on the landscape—check dam used to control erosion on the landscape -evidence was collected using soil coring: that revealed biophysical landscape  changes connected in time to 1.) social processes of tree cutting 2.) settlement 3.) 
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course GEOG 210 taught by Professor Unruh/raj during the Winter '08 term at McGill.

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GEO 210-jan 24 - GEO 210 Jan 24th 2008 2:36:00 PM-primary...

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