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Human Sciences in Lavaux

Landscape and Architecture

Landscape and Architecture

Monks followed by wine-growers used the natural landscape to create cultivable lands.
Ethnography

Ethnography

Until the middle of the 20th Century, most winegrowers in Lavaux worked in agriculture as well as livestock farming. Modest familial properties and vines can be found among the vast domains.
Socio-economy

Socio-economy

Even though the region suffers from pressure from the two urban poles of Lausanne and Vevey-Montreux, it nevertheless manages to preserve its typically viticultural character.
Toponymy

Toponymy

Essentially, it appears the entirety of Lavaux originates from the Carolingian period as a directorial territory of which the administrative centre was Lutry.
Transportation

Transportation

Mobility within Lavaux required replying to the essential question that the Romans had already solved: how to link the South to the Northern Alps and how to traverse the “Rhône Plains“ to reach the Swiss plain?
Land Enhancement

Land Enhancement

The alteration of plots of land led to an important decrease of land property division

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