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

Irrigation Horticulture In Highland Guatemala

The Tablon System Of Panajachel, 1st Edition

By Kent Mathewson

CRC Press

188 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

Subject Categories

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