How Do Burial Sites Shaped Cultural Landscape?


Burial sites can shape a cultural landscape because of the different practices of various religions. Some religious groups bury their dead in the ground. Others use mausoleum structures where bodies cannot be buried in the ground. … Some religions are more likely than others to use religious place names.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How has religion has shaped the cultural landscape?

Religion leaves an imprint on landscape, through culture and lifestyle. Religious structures - such as places of worship, and other sacred sites - dominate many landscapes. ... Religious observance - church attendance, and so on - affect the time management, spatial movements and behaviour of believers.

How does ethnicity shape the cultural landscape?

- Regional patterns of language, religion, and ethnicity contribute to a sense of place, enhance placemaking, and shape the global cultural landscape. ... - Ethnicity and gender reflect cultural attitudes that shape the use of space (e.g., women in the workforce, ethnic neighborhoods).

How is the landscape used in everyday life?

Landscape is employed in a variety of ways, sometimes to analyze macro-scale movements and global mobilities (Appadurai 1996) and other times in a more humanistic vein to understand the cultural meanings of particular places (Lippard 1998; Cosgrove and Daniels 1988).

Why is it important to protect cultural landscapes?

The protection of traditional cultural landscapes is therefore helpful in maintaining biological diversity. Cultural landscapes fall into three main categories ( Operational Guidelines 2008, Annex3 ), namely: The most easily identifiable is the clearly defined landscape designed and created intentionally by man.

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