Vladimir А. Usoltsev CDFMR, Agnieszka Piernik CDFMR, Anna A. Osmirko CDFMR, Ivan S. Tsepordey CDFMR, Viktor P. Chasovskikh CDFMR and Walery Zukow CDFMR
al., 2018 ). Although it is believed that ancient civilisations died out largely as a result of forest harvesting, “still in no way and by no human device could the wood be exhausted” ( Radkau, 2008 : 133), and the desertification of once-forested areas of ancient civilisations was the result of climate change.
Nikolay Danilevskiy noted that unlike steppe nomadism, which “indulges in laziness”, the forest promoted the settled lifestyle of the Slavs, a development of primaryculture, and hence had a “strong cultural and tribal power”. The forest also had another