Geografie 1989, 94, 89-102

Mill Races - Neglected Anthropogenic Landforms

Antonín Ivan

Geografický ústav ČSAV, Mendlovo nám. 1, 662 82 Brno, Czechia

Mill races are quite common in the cultural landscape of Czechoslovakia. Some of them - at the time of their origin - represented unique technical works. The author studies them as anthropogenic landforms showing various morphological problems. He is interested in the relationship between the relief and the races, stressing their importance for the anthropogenic transformation of flood-plains, valleys and the modelling of the cultural landscape.