chapter  3
Introduction
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In the previous section of this text, the focus was on the collective forces that determine our regional settings: how human habitats are socially constructed, how environmental and cultural forces shape distinctive landscapes, and how patterns of contradiction are as relevant indicators of Place as patterns of continuity. In attempting to understand a particular landscape, it was suggested that documenting its environmental determinants, analyzing its material culture, and exploring the ways in which spaces are used and transformed allow for a more nuanced perspective of our environments. In addition, it was recommended that investigations seek out multiple narratives of both users and makers to understand a locale’s lived experience.