The managed mosaic : ancient Maya agriculture and resource use / edited by Scott L. Fedick.
By: Fedick, Scott L
Contributor(s): Conference on Ancient Maya Agriculture and Biological Resource Management (1991: University of California, Riverside)Language: English Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 1996.Description: xiv, 424p. : ill., maps, tables ; 23cm.ISBN: 0874805198
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Papers presented at the Conference on Ancient Maya Agriculture and Biological Resource Management, held August 22-24, 1991, University of California, Riverside.
Contents: I, Early subsistence adaptation in southern Mesoamerica and environmental change. The transformation from foraging to farming in lowland Mesoamerica / B. Voorhies; A record of long- and short-term climatic variation from northwest Yucatan / B.W. Leyden [et al]; II, Managing the mosaic: ancient cultivation systems. A reexamination of regional variability in the prehistoric agricultural landscape / N.P. Dunning; The pre-Hispanic cultivation of rejolladas and stone-lands / S. Kepecs, S. Boucher; Sustainable production and residential variation / L.J. Levi; An interpretative kaleidoscope / S.L. Fedick; Benign flooding on tropical lowland floodplains / A.H. Siemens; Prehistoric Maya farming in the wetlands of northern Belize / M.D. Pohl, P. Bloom; Formation of ancient Maya wetland fields / K.O. Pope, M.D. Pohl, John S. Jacob; Settlement and land use in the Pulltrouser swamp, northern Belize / Peter D. Harrison; III, Problems in agricultural sustainability: mismanaging the mosaic? Paleolimnological analysis in the central Petén, Guatemala / Don S. Rice; Interactions between demographic processes and soil resources in the Copán Valley, Honduras / J.D. Wingard; The political economy of ancient Maya land use / K.A. Pyburn; IV, Botanical and faunal studies. Precolumbian Maya exploitation and management of deer populations / H. Sorayya Carr; Archaeobotanical and palynological research at a late preclassic Maya community, Cerros, Belize / C.J. Crane; Prehistoric Maya use of native palms / H. McKillop; V, Use and management of water and other resources. Critical resource control and the rise of the classic period Maya / Anabel Ford; Reservoirs and watersheds in the central Maya lowlands / V. Scarborough; Resource exploitation and exchange among the classic Maya / P.S. Dunham; Conclusion / S.L. Fedick.