This book examines the tablon system, a type of irrigated, raised-bed horticulture found in the present-day village of Panajachel in Guatemala. It demonstrates how individual Mayan farmers use the tablon system as a strategy for adapting to the demands of a local economy.
1. Site 2. Cultural Characteristics 3. Origins of Tablon Culture 4. Material Culture 5. Crops 6. The Tablon Process 7. Irrigation 8. Other Economic Pursuits 9. Conclusions