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Gardens of prehistory [electronic resource] : the archaeology of settlement agriculture in Greater Mesoamerica / edited by Thomas W. Killion.

Contributor(s): Killion, Thomas W | Society for American Archaeology. Meeting (52nd : 1987 : Toronto, Ont.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, c1992Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 334 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585140936 (electronic bk.); 9780585140933 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Indians -- Agriculture -- Congresses | Agriculture, Prehistoric -- America -- Congresses | Land settlement patterns, Prehistoric -- America -- Congresses | Indians -- Antiquities -- Congresses | America -- Antiquities -- Congresses | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Crop Science | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- General | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gardens of prehistory.DDC classification: 630/.972/0901 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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 distribution 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 -- 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. Kelsey.
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Edited papers from a symposium held during the 52nd annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, May 9, 1987, in Toronto.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-323) and index.

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 distribution 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 -- 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. Kelsey.

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