|PROTECTION OF SPONTANEOUS VEGETATION
Definition characters description and diffusion
People from the Paleolithic period created the first artifical irrigation systems and harvested water from caves while also replenishing spontaneous vegetation.
General characters description and diffusion
The Palaeolithic people harvested drinking water in the cave-dwellings and on the stone paving and created dams and ditches to favour spontaneous vegetation and the practice of fishing. They used to dig pools under the stalactites in the caves to harvest and store drinking water dripping from the rocks. In the proximity of the areas where useful wild herbs grew, they dug out pits and little streams, on slopes or before caves, in order to replenish spontaneous vegetation and improve its yield by creating the first artificial irrigation system.
Advantages and sustainability
Small scale irrigation systems were used in order to replenish spontaneous vegetation through the collection of rainwater in saves or through the use of dams and ditches.