Publication in Landscape Research
- Jean, S. J., Sonnemann, T. F. & C. L. Hofman. 2021. Towards a biography of a complex Landscape palimpsest: The case study of Fort-Liberté region, Haiti. Landscape Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2020.1871472
Historically, the cultural landscape of northern Haiti has been severely impacted by Amerindian, Spanish, and African cultures. Historical accounts often consider only the transformations that left visible imprints in the environment, neglecting or overlooking other social changes. This research provides a new set of data, built upon results from mainly archaeological surveys. A landscape biographical approach is applied to capture the historic development of the Fort-Liberté region, Haiti. The discussion shows that the history of the region can be understood as a landscape palimpsest resulting from complex relations between different cultural groups over time.