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Gardens of prehistory : the archaeology of settlement agriculture in Greater Mesoamerica

Author: Thomas W Killion; Society for American Archaeology. Annual Meeting
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The prehistoric agricultural systems of the New World provided the foundations for a range of complex social developments. This book examines the archaeology of settlement agriculture in greater  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas W Killion; Society for American Archaeology. Annual Meeting
ISBN: 0817305653 9780817305659
OCLC Number: 25317378
Notes: Edited papers from a symposium held during the 52nd annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, May 9, 1987, in Toronto.
Description: xvii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The archaeology of settlement agriculture / Thomas W. Killion --
Factors affecting settlement agriculture in the ethnographic and historic record of Mesoamerica / William T. Sanders and Thomas W. Killion --
Settlement and agriculture in the arid lands of greater Mesoamerica. The southwestern ethnographic record and prehistoric agricultural diversity / Timothy D. Maxwell and Kurt F. Anschuetz --
House-lot gardens in the Gran Chichimeca : ethnographic cause for archaeological concern / William E. Doolittle --
The productivity of Maguey terrace agriculture in central Mexico during the Aztec period / Susan T. Evans --
Artifact distributions and the organization of prehistoric agriculture : evidence from lowland Mesoamerica. Residential ethnoarchaeology and ancient site structure : contemporary farming and prehistoric settlement agriculture at Matacapan, Veracruz, Mexico / Thomas W. Killion. (cont.) A consideration of the Olmec phenomenon in the Tuxtlas : early formative settlement pattern, land use, and refuse disposal at Matacapan, Veracruz, Mexico / Robert S. Santley --
Agricultural tasks and tools : patterns of stone tool discard near prehistoric Maya residences bordering Pulltrouser Swamp, Belize / Patricia A. Mcanany --
Prehistoric cultivation, landscape modification, and chemical characterization. Intensive raised-field agriculture in a posteruption environment, El Salvador / Christian J. Zier --
Prehistoric intrasettlement land use and residual soil phosphate levels in the Upper Belize Valley, Central America / Joseph W. Ball & Richalene G. Kelsay.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas W. Killion.

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"A unique view of land use patterns that is an outgrowth of recent attention to household, rural, and hinterland components of ancient societies." "American Anthropologist"

 
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