Download e-book for kindle: A Favored Place: San Juan River Wetlands, Central Veracruz, by Alfred H. Siemens

By Alfred H. Siemens

The wetlands of the San Juan Basin in significant Veracruz, Mexico, were a popular position because the 5th century A.D., while Prehispanic humans outfitted an intensive community of canals and raised fields that allowed for nearly year-round agriculture. Alfred Siemens' discovery of the continues to be of this community within the Seventies led him to discover fifteen centuries of land-use heritage within the area. This e-book includes 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 creation platforms of the tropical lowlands in our personal time? This concentration permits him to chart the alterations in human perceptions and makes use of of the panorama, from the Prehispanic wetland agricultural process to the tired pastures of brand new farm animals ranches.

Amplified with air indirect images, maps, and tables, and enriched with info from archaeology and colonial data, this can be an authoritative historic 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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