Szlak (trail) was the name given to a route used to traverse the Pontic Steppe in the early modern period. Regular roads were virtually non-existent, and overland travel tended to follow general paths that conducted travelers between destinations as expeditiously as possible, avoiding terrain such as mountains, ravines, and difficult river crossings wherever possible. The BSZLAK project attempts to trace the routes of three of these szlak. The project description cites the primary and modern sources used to trace these routes, summarizes project outputs, describes how the outputs of the project may be accessed, and outlines the process whereby the routes were traced.

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BSZLAK-KML, Mark Polczynski and Michael Polczynski

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BSZLAK-SHP, Mark Polczynski and Michael Polczynski

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BSZLAK-Description, Mark Polczynski and Michael Polczynski

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BSZLAK-Maps, Mark Polczynski and Michael Polczynski