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The Maya forest garden : eight millennia of sustainable sultivation of the tropical woodlands, Anabel Ford and Ronald Nigh

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The Maya forest garden : eight millennia of sustainable sultivation of the tropical woodlands
Title
The Maya forest garden
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eight millennia of sustainable sultivation of the tropical woodlands
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Anabel Ford and Ronald Nigh
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Language
eng
Summary
"The conventional wisdom says that the devolution of classic Maya civilization occurred because its population grew too large and dense to be supported by primitive neotropical farming methods, resulting in debilitating famines and internecine struggles. Using research on contemporary Maya farming techniques and important new archaeological research, Ford and Nigh refute this Malthusian explanation of events in ancient Central America and posit a radical alternative theory. The authors -show that ancient Maya farmers developed ingenious, sustainable woodland techniques to cultivate numerous food plants (including the staple maize); -examine both contemporary tropical farming techniques and the archaeological record (particularly regarding climate) to reach their conclusions; -make the argument that these ancient techniques, still in use today, can support significant populations over long periods of time"--
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Ford, Anabel
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1435.3.A37
LC item number
F67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Nigh, Ronald
Series statement
New frontiers in historical ecology
Series volume
Vol. 6
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  • Mayas
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of Central America
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Indians of Central America
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Mayas
  • Maya
  • Ethnoarchäologie
  • Ethnoökologie
  • Landwirtschaft
  • Nachhaltigkeit
  • Guatemala
  • Mexiko
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The Maya forest garden : eight millennia of sustainable sultivation of the tropical woodlands, Anabel Ford and Ronald Nigh
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Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Chapter 1: The Context of the Maya Forest Chapter 2: Dwelling in the Maya Forest Chapter 3: Environmental Change and the Historical Ecology of the Maya Forest Chapter 4: Maya Land Use and Population in the Late Classic Period Chapter 5: Forested Landscape of the Ancient Maya Chapter 6: Maya Restoration Agriculture as Conservation for the 21st Century Appendix I: Native Cultigens Appendix II: Favored Trees References Index About the Authors
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-250) and index
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Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Prosperity across centuries -- Chapter 1. The context of the Maya Forest -- Chapter 2. Dwelling in the Maya Forest : the high-performance milpa -- Chapter 3. Environmental change and the historical ecology of the Maya Forest -- Chapter 4. Maya land use, the milpa, and population in the Late Classic period -- Chapter 5. The forested landscape of the Maya -- Chapter 6. Maya restoration agriculture as conservation for the twenty-first century -- Appendix A. Basket of Mesoamerican cultivated plants -- Appendix B. Favored trees
Control code
894750131
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781611329971
Lccn
2015002902
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)894750131
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The Maya forest garden : eight millennia of sustainable sultivation of the tropical woodlands, Anabel Ford and Ronald Nigh
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Chapter 1: The Context of the Maya Forest Chapter 2: Dwelling in the Maya Forest Chapter 3: Environmental Change and the Historical Ecology of the Maya Forest Chapter 4: Maya Land Use and Population in the Late Classic Period Chapter 5: Forested Landscape of the Ancient Maya Chapter 6: Maya Restoration Agriculture as Conservation for the 21st Century Appendix I: Native Cultigens Appendix II: Favored Trees References Index About the Authors
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Prosperity across centuries -- Chapter 1. The context of the Maya Forest -- Chapter 2. Dwelling in the Maya Forest : the high-performance milpa -- Chapter 3. Environmental change and the historical ecology of the Maya Forest -- Chapter 4. Maya land use, the milpa, and population in the Late Classic period -- Chapter 5. The forested landscape of the Maya -- Chapter 6. Maya restoration agriculture as conservation for the twenty-first century -- Appendix A. Basket of Mesoamerican cultivated plants -- Appendix B. Favored trees
Control code
894750131
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781611329971
Lccn
2015002902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)894750131

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