How Did Infields Shape the Scandinavian Cultural Landscape?


Eriksson and Arnell address the ecological and cultural effects of the Swedish infield system in Scandinavia. The infield system not only created a flourishing environment for biodiversity in the region, prompting modern conservation practices, but influenced cultural developments as well— such as the use of tools, and concepts like ownership. Their essay sheds light on how the human construction and management of infields maintained a spatial continuity that greatly altered, and continues to impact, how humans and other organisms have developed.