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

Author: David Beresford-Jones
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Beresford-Jones
ISBN: 019726476X 9780197264768
OCLC Number: 828098869
Description: viii, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 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
Responsibility: by David Beresford-Jones.

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