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Title The Managed mosaic : ancient Maya agriculture and resource use / edited by Scott L. Fedick.
Imprint Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, [1996]
©1996

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Subject Mayas -- Agriculture -- Congresses.
Mayas -- Hunting -- Congresses.
Mayas -- Economic conditions -- Congresses.
Irrigation farming -- Mexico -- History -- Congresses.
Irrigation farming -- Central America -- History -- Congresses.
Subsistence economy -- Mexico -- History -- Congresses.
Subsistence economy -- Central America -- History -- Congresses.
Mexico -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
Central America -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
Alt Name Fedick, Scott L., 1956-
Conference on Ancient Maya Agriculture and Biological Resource Management (1991 : University of California, Riverside)
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 424 pages) : illustrations, maps
Note Papers presented at the Conference on Ancient Maya Agriculture and Biological Resource Management, held Aug. 22-24, 1991, University of California, Riverside.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-404) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: New Perspectives on Ancient Maya Agriculture and Resource Use / Scott L. Fedick -- 2. The Transformation from Foraging to Farming in Lowland Mesoamerica / Barbara Voorhies -- 3. A Record of Long- and Short-Term Climatic Variation from Northwest Yucatan: Cenote San Jose Chulchaca / Barbara W. Leyden, Mark Brenner and Tom Whitmore -- 4. A Reexamination of Regional Variability in the Prehistoric Agricultural Landscape / Nicholas P. Dunning -- 5. The Pre-Hispanic Cultivation of Rejolladas and Stone-Lands: New Evidence from Northeast Yucatan / Susan Kepecs and Sylviane Boucher -- 6. Sustainable Production and Residential Variation: A Historical Perspective on Pre-Hispanic Domestic Economies in the Maya Lowlands / Laura J. Levi -- 7. An Interpretive Kaleidoscope: Alternative Perspectives on Ancient Agricultural Landscapes of the Maya Lowlands / Scott L. Fedick -- 8. Benign Flooding on Tropical Lowland Floodplains / Alfred H. Siemens -- 9. Prehistoric Maya Farming in the Wetlands of Northern Belize: More Data from Albion Island and Beyond / Mary D. Pohl and Paul Bloom -- 10. Formation of Ancient Maya Wetland Fields: Natural and Anthropogenic Processes / Kevin O. Pope, Mary D. Pohl and John S. Jacob -- 11. Settlement and Land Use in the Pulltrouser Swamp Archaeological Zone, Northern Belize / Peter D. Harrison -- 12. Paleolimnological Analysis in the Central Peten, Guatemala / Don S. Rice -- 13. Interactions between Demographic Processes and Soil Resources in the Copan Valley, Honduras / John D. Wingard -- 14. The Political Economy of Ancient Maya Land Use: The Road to Ruin / K. Anne Pyburn -- 15. Precolumbian Maya Exploitation and Management of Deer Populations / H. Sorayya Carr -- 16. Achaeobotanical and Palynological Research at a Late Preclassic Maya Community, Cerros, Belize / Cathy J. Cane -- 17. Prehistoric Maya Use of Native Palms: Archaeobotanical and Ethnobotanical Evidence / Heather McKillop -- 18. Critical Resource Control and the Rise of the Classic Period Maya / Anabel Ford -- 19. Reservoirs and Watersheds in the Central Maya Lowlands / Vernon Scarborough -- 20. Resource Exploitation and Exchange among the Classic Maya: Some Initial Findings of the Maya Mountains Archaeological Project / Peter S. Dunham -- 21. Conclusion: Landscape Approaches to the Study of Ancient Maya Agriculture and Resource Use / Scott L. Fedick.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585132593 (electronic bk.)
9780585132594 (electronic bk.)
0874805198 (acid-free paper)
9780874805192 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 43476721
Additional Format Print version: Managed mosaic. Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©1996 0874805198 (DLC) 96021015 (OCoLC)34919677
Table of Contents
 List of Figures 
 List of Tables 
 Preface 
1Introduction: New Perspectives on Ancient Maya Agriculture and Resource Use / Scott L. Fedick1
2The Transformation from Foraging to Farming in Lowland Mesoamerica / Barbara Voorhies17
3A Record of Long- and Short-Term Climatic Variation from Northwest Yucatan: Cenote San Jose Chulchaca / Barbara W. Leyden, Mark Brenner, Tom Whitmore [et al.]30
4A Reexamination of Regional Variability in the Prehistoric Agricultural Landscape / Nicholas P. Dunning53
5The Pre-Hispanic Cultivation of Rejolladas and Stone-Lands: New Evidence from Northeast Yucatan / Susan Kepecs, Sylviane Boucher69
6Sustainable Production and Residential Variation: A Historical Perspective on Pre-Hispanic Domestic Economies in the Maya Lowlands / Laura J. Levi92
7An Interpretive Kaleidoscope: Alternative Perspectives on Ancient Agricultural Landscapes of the Maya Lowlands / Scott L. Fedick107
8Benign Flooding on Tropical Lowland Floodplains / Alfred H. Siemens132
9Prehistoric Maya Farming in the Wetlands of Northern Belize: More Data from Albion Island and Beyond / Mary D. Pohl, Paul Bloom145
10Formation of Ancient Maya Wetland Fields: Natural and Anthropogenic Processes / Kevin O. Pope, Mary D. Pohl, John S. Jacob165
11Settlement and Land Use in the Pulltrouser Swamp Archaeological Zone, Northern Belize / Peter D. Harrison177
12Paleolimnological Analysis in the Central Peten, Guatemala / Don S. Rice193
13Interactions between Demographic Processes and Soil Resources in the Copan Valley, Honduras / John D. Wingard207
14The Political Economy of Ancient Maya Land Use: The Road to Ruin / K. Anne Pyburn236
15Precolumbian Maya Exploitation and Management of Deer Populations / H. Sorayya Carr251
16Achaeobotanical and Palynological Research at a Late Preclassic Maya Community, Cerros, Belize / Cathy J. Cane262
17Prehistoric Maya Use of Native Palms: Archaeobotanical and Ethnobotanical Evidence / Heather McKillop278
18Critical Resource Control and the Rise of the Classic Period Maya / Anabel Ford297
19Reservoirs and Watersheds in the Central Maya Lowlands / Vernon Scarborough304
20Resource Exploitation and Exchange among the Classic Maya: Some Initial Findings of the Maya Mountains Archaeological Project / Peter S. Dunham315
21Conclusion: Landscape Approaches to the Study of Ancient Maya Agriculture and Resource Use / Scott L. Fedick335
 References349
 Index405
 Contributors426