Tikal : paleoecology of an ancient Maya city /

"This book focuses on how the ancient Maya in the northern Petén Basin were able to sustain large populations during the Late Classic period"--

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Other Authors: Lentz, David L. 1951- (Editor), Dunning, Nicholas P., 1957- (Editor), Scarborough, Vernon L. 1950- (Editor)
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Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
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505 0 |a List of figures -- List of tables -- Contributors -- Editors -- Foreword / by Payson Sheets -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Tikal land, water, and forest : an introduction / Nicholas P. Dunning, David L. Lentz, and Vernon L. Scarborough -- 2. The evolution of an ancient waterworks system at Tikal / Vernon L. Scarborough and Liwy Grazioso Sierra -- 3. At the core of Tikal : terrestrial sediment sampling and water management / Brian Lane, Vernon L. Scarborough, and Nicholas P. Dunning -- 4. Bringing the University of Pennsylvania maps of Tikal into the era of electronic GIS / Christopher Carr, Eric Weaver, Nicholas P. Dunning, and Vernon L. Scarborough -- 5. Examining landscape modifications for water management at Tikal using three-dimensional modeling with ArcGIS / Eric Weaver, Christopher Carr, Nicholas P. Dunning, Lee Florea, and Vernon L. Scarborough -- 6. Life on the edge : Tikal in a bajo landscape / Nicholas P. Dunning, Robert E. Griffin, John G. Jones, Richard E. Terry, Zachary Larsen, and Christopher Carr -- 7. Connecting contemporary ecology and ethnobotany to ancient plant use practices of the Maya at Tikal / Kim M. Thompson, Angela Hood, Dana Cavallaro, and David L. Lentz -- 8. Agroforestry and agricultural practices of the ancient Maya at Tikal / David L. Lentz, Kevin Magee, Eric Weaver, John G. Jones, Kenneth B. Tankersley, Angela Hood, Gerald Islebe, Carmen E. Ramos Hernandez, and Nicholas P. Dunning -- 9. Fire and water : the archaeological significance of Tikal's Quaternary sediments / Kenneth B. Tankersley, Nicholas P. Dunning, Vernon L. Scarborough, John G. Jones, Christopher Carr, and David L. Lentz -- 10. Fractious farmers at Tikal / David Webster and Timothy Murtha -- 11. Material culture of Tikal / Palma J. Buttles, Carmen E. Ramos Hernandez, and Fred Valdez Jr. -- 12. A neighborly view : water and environmental history of the El Zotz region / Timothy Beach, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Jonathan Flood, Stephen Houston, Thomas G. Garrison, Edwin Román, Steve Bozarth and James Doyle -- 13. Defining the constructed niche of Tikal : a summary view / David L. Lentz, Nicholas P. Dunning, and Vernon L. Scarborough. 
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