Irrigation Horticulture In Highland Guatemala: The Tablon System Of Panajachel, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Irrigation Horticulture In Highland Guatemala

The Tablon System Of Panajachel, 1st Edition

By Kent Mathewson

CRC Press

218 pages

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New evidence that the ancient Mayas practiced intensive, often irrigated, agriculture on a massive scale has forced revision in current thinking about that civilization. Yet, little study has focused on the heirs of this agricultural tradition; in areas of highland Guatemala, Mayan farmers today carry on forms of intensive, irrigated horticulture t

Table of Contents

Westview Replica Editions -- Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Site -- Cultural Characteristics -- Origins of Tablón Culture -- Material Culture -- Crops -- The Tablón Process -- Irrigation -- Other Economic Pursuits -- Conclusions -- Appendix A -- Appendix B

About the Author

Kent Mathewson is currently a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Previous appointments have included teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University, the Instituto Geográfico Militar, Quito, and the Escuela Politécnica del Litoral, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General