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Settlement Patterns - Resources and Terrains
Transcript of Settlement Patterns - Resources and Terrains
What does altitude mean ???
Hands up !!
Low lying -below 200m above sea level
Ease of access and construction
Less windy - are mountains attractive ??
Rivers and streams
Many towns developed here
Dublin- River Liffey
Less settlement in poorly-drained area - marshy land/lakes
Reasons for settling in well-drained areas
Flood plains - near or far ? --> dry points
Settlements developed on
advantages of location
May be associated with main resources in an area
Fishing, farming, forestry, mining
Low lying areas
This is why settlers are attracted to the east and south
Is the west favorable ?
Fishing ports - Killybegs, Donegal
Developed around fishing port - source of food
Ballybunion - Coastal resort
Salt Hill, Galway
Dry Point Sites
Settlement built on dry, raised land in wet areas
A bog or marsh land
Places liable to flood - avoided
Dry point settlements
Work in pairs
Be prepared to report back to the class
would people choose to live near a beach?
would you find living near a beach and why ?