Landing site

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Sites created and used for launching from and/or reaching land with different kinds of watercraft and for activities associated with these seaward–landward activities.[1]


According to Kristin Ilves, a landing site can mean many different things, for example, landing site for fishing, industrial landing site, landing site for overnight stay, naval landing site,landing site for sea-bird fowling, etc.[2]

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A landing site in Västra Norrskär, Finland. Copyright: Finnish Heritage Agency, photo: Kaisa Lehtonen.

  1. Ilves, K. 2012: Seaward Landward. Investigations on the archaeological source value of the landing site category in the Baltic Sea region., p. 15.
  2. ibid., p. 16