Long stripe corridor

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Long strip corridor on a map section of the Franziszeischen cadastre from 1823 in Lower Austria

The long strip corridor or simply long strip corridor is a corridor shape in which the length and aspect ratio of the agricultural area is ideally 10: 1 or more. Often one finds long strip corridors on mountain slopes, where they take on the form of terrace fields through artificially raised step borders . Often the long strip corridors are now overgrown by forests, or the terraces have been leveled because they are difficult to work with agricultural machines .

The assumption that the long strip corridor was the original form of the land division of the settlers in the Germanic conquest times goes back to the observation of long strip corridors of desolate villages in the late Middle Ages . However, it cannot be proven and is no longer represented in settlement research .


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