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Tikal : paleoecology of an ancient Maya city

Author: David L Lentz; Nicholas P Dunning; Vernon L Scarborough
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book focuses on how the ancient Maya in the northern Petén Basin were able to sustain large populations during the Late Classic period"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Lentz; Nicholas P Dunning; Vernon L Scarborough
ISBN: 9781107027930 1107027934
OCLC Number: 879261554
Description: xxiv, 347 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: List of figures --
List of tables --
Contributors --
Editors --
Foreword / by Payson Sheets --
Acknowledgments --
1. Tikal land, water, and forest : an introduction / Nicholas P. Dunning, David L. Lentz, and Vernon L. Scarborough --
2. The evolution of an ancient waterworks system at Tikal / Vernon L. Scarborough and Liwy Grazioso Sierra --
3. At the core of Tikal : terrestrial sediment sampling and water management / Brian Lane, Vernon L. Scarborough, and Nicholas P. Dunning --
4. Bringing the University of Pennsylvania maps of Tikal into the era of electronic GIS / Christopher Carr, Eric Weaver, Nicholas P. Dunning, and Vernon L. Scarborough --
5. Examining landscape modifications for water management at Tikal using three-dimensional modeling with ArcGIS / Eric Weaver, Christopher Carr, Nicholas P. Dunning, Lee Florea, and Vernon L. Scarborough --
6. Life on the edge : Tikal in a bajo landscape / Nicholas P. Dunning, Robert E. Griffin, John G. Jones, Richard E. Terry, Zachary Larsen, and Christopher Carr --
7. Connecting contemporary ecology and ethnobotany to ancient plant use practices of the Maya at Tikal / Kim M. Thompson, Angela Hood, Dana Cavallaro, and David L. Lentz --
8. Agroforestry and agricultural practices of the ancient Maya at Tikal / David L. Lentz, Kevin Magee, Eric Weaver, John G. Jones, Kenneth B. Tankersley, Angela Hood, Gerald Islebe, Carmen E. Ramos Hernandez, and Nicholas P. Dunning --
9. Fire and water : the archaeological significance of Tikal's Quaternary sediments / Kenneth B. Tankersley, Nicholas P. Dunning, Vernon L. Scarborough, John G. Jones, Christopher Carr, and David L. Lentz --
10. Fractious farmers at Tikal / David Webster and Timothy Murtha --
11. Material culture of Tikal / Palma J. Buttles, Carmen E. Ramos Hernandez, and Fred Valdez Jr. --
12. A neighborly view : water and environmental history of the El Zotz region / Timothy Beach, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Jonathan Flood, Stephen Houston, Thomas G. Garrison, Edwin Román, Steve Bozarth and James Doyle --
13. Defining the constructed niche of Tikal : a summary view / David L. Lentz, Nicholas P. Dunning, and Vernon L. Scarborough.
Responsibility: edited by David L. Lentz, University of Cincinnati, Nicholas P. Dunning, University of Cincinnati, Vernon L. Scarborough, University of Cincinnati.

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