(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Tracing 4,000 years of environmental history in the Cuzco Area, Peru, from the pollen record

published at : Special issue on integrating natural and social environmental science


Authors want to document the initiation of agriculture and to develop a continuous record of vegetation changes for the central Andes. For this, they would need continuous records of the Holocene for lake deposits in the Cuzco area. This preliminary study is an analysis of the pollen record from Maracocha, an in-filled lake basin at 3,300 m near Ollantaytambo, which indicates an agricultural landscape more than 4,000 years ago. There also was evidence of three contrasting land-use phases associated with major climatic events (AD 100 and 1050), of agroforestry using Alnus. - (SLD)


Thematical fascicle

published at : Mountain research and development / ISSN 0276-4741

Editor : United Nations University, Tokyo - JAPON (1981)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 18, no 2 [pp. 159-172]

Bibliographic references : 60 ref.




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