When past landscapes are concerned, there is always something absent from them. And what is absent can be interpreted in several ways. For example, when there is a stone grave in the landscape of the Bronze Age, but no actual cultural layer of a settlement site, it is only possible to assume where the people who used the grave lived and what kind of rituals were conducted on the grave. The further back in time we go, the more is absent, and has to be filled in with the researcher’s interpretation and knowledge, which is also an interesting subject of research (see, e.g., Bender et al., 2007). Therefore, landscape can also be defined as a series of tensions between the observer and the observed, interior and exterior, the invisible and the visible set in motion (Wylie, 2007, 2009). And this is why landscape reconstructions are always subjective, but the subjectivity itself actually animates them.
A life-story of a person is also considered a biography, but this narrative is full of emotions, alive and dynamic. A landscape biography should also include this dynamics, only then it becomes truly worthy of representing a past landscape.