Example of a palimpsest landscape

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Figure 4. Example of a typical palimpsest landscape, West Penwith, Cornwall, southwest England. Identified elements (and their ages) are: A: granite bedrock (270 Myr), B: Miocene cliffline and raised beach formed during warm climatic period (20–5 Myr), C: tor formed by Quaternary periglacial weathering (15 kyr), D: deforestation (Bronze Age–Medieval), E: archeological features (Bronze Age–Medieval), F: settlement patterns (Medieval), G: mining infrastructure (16th–19th Centuries), H: field patterns (17th Century–contemporary), I: road patterns (Medieval–contemporary), J: vegetation/landscape management (contemporary), K: action of present-day physical processes such as coastal erosion (contemporary). (Source photo and annotation: Jasper Knight.)

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