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The lost woodlands of ancient Nasca : a case-study in ecological and cultural collapse

Author: David Beresford-Jones; British Academy.; University of Oxford.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : The British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The vanished civilization of the Nasca is famous for its enigmatic giant ritual pathways through the desert pampa of Peru. But how and why did the civilization collapse? This new and detailed  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Beresford-Jones; British Academy.; University of Oxford.
ISBN: 9780197264768 019726476X
OCLC Number: 1026128278
Notes: A British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
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Description: 206 p. : il. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. The South Coast Desert ; 3. A Lost Landscape - Ancient Settlement of Ullujaya and Samaca ; 4. Tracing Landscape Change - The Geomorphological Record ; 5. Tracing Human Ecology - The Archaeobotanical and Malacological Record ; 6. Deforestation ; 7. The Huarango - The Genus Prosopis on the South Coast ; 8. The Huarango in Desert Riparian and Agricultural Ecosystems ; 9. The Sonoran Desert - An Ethnoecological Analogue ; 10. Putting the Tree Back into the Landscape
Series Title: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monographs.
Responsibility: David Beresford-Jones.

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