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Environmental drivers of earthen heritage deterioration in dryland regions

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Earthen sites form a key part of our heritage: providing us with evidence for past civilisations, acting as a focal point for community identity and forming aesthetically pleasing buildings and structures. These sites are found on every continent but are concentrated in dryland regions, such as across northwest China and central Asia. Due to the low durability of earthen materials, many earthen heritage sites exposed to harsh dryland environments are experiencing extensive deterioration. ...

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SSD
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SOGE
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St Cross College
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2020-10-05

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