3.4 Summary of results

These analyses have identified, in brief, the following patterns at different scales and in different geographic regions:

This suggests that 'landscape' patterns can indeed be discerned at various scales in current African environments, and can be categorised (relatively) simply. These patterns change in largely predictable ways as one moves from larger to smaller scales, with regional character acting to modify the degree of change but not the overall type. These results have implications for our abilities to understand and reconstruct palaeolandscapes, discussed below.


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