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By Alfred H. Siemens

The wetlands of the San Juan Basin in imperative Veracruz, Mexico, were a well-liked position because the 5th century A.D., while Prehispanic humans equipped 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 Nineteen Seventies led him to discover fifteen centuries of land-use heritage within the quarter. This ebook features a complete checklist of his findings.

Siemens organizes his heritage of the San Juan Basin round the query: What relationships exist among Prehispanic agriculture and the construction structures 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 procedure to the tired pastures of contemporary farm animals ranches.

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