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The Resource Soils, Climate and Society : Archaeological Investigations in Ancient America, edited by John D. Wingard and Sue Eileen Hayes

Soils, Climate and Society : Archaeological Investigations in Ancient America, edited by John D. Wingard and Sue Eileen Hayes

Label
Soils, Climate and Society : Archaeological Investigations in Ancient America
Title
Soils, Climate and Society
Title remainder
Archaeological Investigations in Ancient America
Statement of responsibility
edited by John D. Wingard and Sue Eileen Hayes
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Much recent archaeological research focuses on social forces as the impetus for cultural change. Soils, Climate and Society, however, focuses on the complex relationship between human populations and the physical environment, particularly the land--the foundation of agricultural production and, by extension, of agricultural peoples. The volume traces the origins of agriculture, the transition to agrarian societies, the sociocultural implications of agriculture, agriculture's effects on population, and the theory of carrying capacity, considering the relation of agriculture to the profound social changes that it wrought in the New World. Soil science plays a significant, though varied, role in each case study, and is the common component of each analysis. Soil chemistry is also of particular importance to several of the studies, as it determines the amount of food that can be produced in a particular soil and the effects of occupation or cultivation on that soil, thus having consequences for future cultivators. Soils, Climate and Society demonstrates that renewed investigation of agricultural production and demography can answer questions about the past, as well as stimulate further research. It will be of interest to scholars of archaeology, historical ecology and geography, and agricultural history"--
  • "Much recent archaeological research focuses on social forces as the impetus for cultural change. Soils, Climate, and Society, however, focuses on the complex relationship between human populations and the physical environment, particularly the land--the foundation of agricultural production and, by extension, of agricultural peoples. This volume traces the sociocultural implications of agriculture, agriculture's effects on population, and the theory of carrying capacity, considering the relation of agriculture to the profound social changes that it wrought in the New World. Soil science plays a significant, though varied, role in each case study and is the common component of each analysis. Contributors use information derived from dendrochronology, ground-penetrating radar, soil chemistry, and meteorological records, along with a variety of analytical techniques and computer simulations to determine the amount of food that can be produced in a particular soil and the effects of occupation and cultivation on that soil. They also consider the resulting consequences for future cultivators. Soils, Climate, and Society demonstrates that renewed investigation of agricultural production and demography can answer questions about the past, as well as stimulate further research. It will be of interest to scholars of archaeology, historical ecology and geography, and agricultural history"--
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wingard, John Davis
  • Hayes, Sue Eileen
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  • Indians
  • Soil science in archaeology
  • Human ecology
  • Agriculture, Prehistoric
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Agriculture, Prehistoric
  • Human ecology
  • Indians
  • Soil science in archaeology
  • America
Label
Soils, Climate and Society : Archaeological Investigations in Ancient America, edited by John D. Wingard and Sue Eileen Hayes
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a user's guide to soils, climate, and society / Sue Eileen Hayes and John D. Wingard -- Population estimates for anthropogenically enriched soils (Amazonian dark earths) / William I. Woods, William M. Denevan, and Lilian Rebellato -- Soilscape legacies : historical and emerging consequences of socioecological interactions in Honduras / E. Christian Wells, Karla L. Davis-Salazar, and David D. Kuehn -- Drought, subsistence stress, and population dynamics : assessing Mississippian abandonment of the Vacant Quarter / Scott C. Meeks and David G. Anderson -- Mimbres mogollon farming : estimating prehistoric agricultural production during the classic Mimbres period / Michael D. Pool -- So who's counting? : modeling pre-Columbian agricultural potential in the Maya world / Sue Eileen Hayes -- Tilling the fields and building the temples : assessing the relationship among land, labor, and classic Maya elite power in the Copán Valley, Honduras / John D. Wingard -- An EPIC challenge : estimating site population in south coastal Peru / Sue Eileen Hayes -- Feeding the masses : new perspectives on Maya agriculture from Cerén, El Salvador / Christine C. Dixon -- How can we know? : the epistemological foundation of ecological modeling in archaeology / Sissel Schroeder
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ocn834144282
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781607322139
Lccn
2012048823
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt47htv0
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not applicable
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System control number
(OCoLC)834144282
Label
Soils, Climate and Society : Archaeological Investigations in Ancient America, edited by John D. Wingard and Sue Eileen Hayes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a user's guide to soils, climate, and society / Sue Eileen Hayes and John D. Wingard -- Population estimates for anthropogenically enriched soils (Amazonian dark earths) / William I. Woods, William M. Denevan, and Lilian Rebellato -- Soilscape legacies : historical and emerging consequences of socioecological interactions in Honduras / E. Christian Wells, Karla L. Davis-Salazar, and David D. Kuehn -- Drought, subsistence stress, and population dynamics : assessing Mississippian abandonment of the Vacant Quarter / Scott C. Meeks and David G. Anderson -- Mimbres mogollon farming : estimating prehistoric agricultural production during the classic Mimbres period / Michael D. Pool -- So who's counting? : modeling pre-Columbian agricultural potential in the Maya world / Sue Eileen Hayes -- Tilling the fields and building the temples : assessing the relationship among land, labor, and classic Maya elite power in the Copán Valley, Honduras / John D. Wingard -- An EPIC challenge : estimating site population in south coastal Peru / Sue Eileen Hayes -- Feeding the masses : new perspectives on Maya agriculture from Cerén, El Salvador / Christine C. Dixon -- How can we know? : the epistemological foundation of ecological modeling in archaeology / Sissel Schroeder
Control code
ocn834144282
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607322139
Lccn
2012048823
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt47htv0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)834144282

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