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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1983)

Document title

Wetland agriculture in pre-hispanic Mesoamerica

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SIEMENS A. H. ;

Abstract

Recent investigation of raised fields and canals in various wetlands of lowland Mesoamerica indicates that they were manmade and were used some time in the past to produce a variety of crops. The fields were on the margins of wetlands with repeated, but shallow flooding. The canals provided access, irrigation water, muck for fertilizer, and fish. It is hypothesized that these features played an important role in the subsistence of pre-Columbian lowland people, especially the Maya.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geographical review New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 73, no2 [pp. 166-181]

Bibliographic references : en notes

Language

Anglais

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