By Alfred H. Siemens
The wetlands of the San Juan Basin in primary Veracruz, Mexico, were a popular position because the 5th century A.D., whilst Prehispanic humans equipped an intensive community of canals and raised fields that allowed for nearly year-round agriculture. Alfred Siemens' discovery of the is still of this community within the Nineteen Seventies led him to discover fifteen centuries of land-use background within the zone. This ebook features a complete checklist of his findings.
Siemens organizes his historical past of the San Juan Basin round the query: What relationships exist among Prehispanic agriculture and the construction platforms of the tropical lowlands in our personal time? This concentration permits him to chart the adjustments in human perceptions and makes use of of the panorama, from the Prehispanic wetland agricultural procedure to the tired pastures of contemporary farm animals ranches.
Amplified with air indirect images, maps, and tables, and enriched with information from archaeology and colonial documents, this is often an authoritative ancient geography of a wetland panorama. Or, within the author's extra modest phrases, "It turns out to me that what i've got here's a biography of a swamp."
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A Favored Place: San Juan River Wetlands, Central Veracruz, A.D. 500 to the Present by Alfred H. Siemens