Culturally Modified Trees

Culturally modified trees (aka CMT's) is a term which describes the modification of trees by Indigenous Peoples as part of cultural practices. Their meaning for the Indigenous cultures is relatively well known, but only from the beginning of the 1980s scientists have recognized that they are also important sources for the history of certain regions. Meanwhile they are even called CMT archives. Although a wide range of results has been produced, and progress has been made as far as methodology is concerned, the CMTs are still rather unknown to the public. Many old trees wearing blue belts with the words "culturally modified tree" in Stanley Park/Vancouver attracted considerable interest - and questions...
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