In the past, karst played a significant role in the lives of many
- Caves were
often used for shelter, burial sites, and ceremonial
purposes and karst
springs were viewed as having special properties.
- The large trees produced on karst
sites were important sources of
construction material (dugouts, construction materials, totem
poles etc.). Karst sites
were also a source of shrubs and herbs used for food and medicines.
- Many present-day aboriginal cultures continue to value karst
for ancestral, heritage and cultural reasons.
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