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Discipline that studies the chronological record of events, such as affecting a nation, community, individual, object, or place, based on a critical examination of source materials and usually presenting an explanation of their causes. [April 1995 descriptor changed, was "history". June 1994 related term added. May 1994 scope note added; related term added. July 1993 related term added. April 1993 related term added. February 1993 alternate term added.]
Designates land and water areas where human effects, if present, are not ecologically significant to the area as a whole. Use to contrast with "cultural landscapes," areas which are significantly altered or modified by human actions. [March 1993 related term added. May 1991 lead-in term added.]
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