Cultivated Landscapes of Native Amazonia and the Andes

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Oxford University Press, 9.1.2003 - 396 sivua
Cultivated Landscapes of Native Amazonia and the Andes examines Indian agriculture in South America. The focus is on field types and field technologies, including agricultural landforms such as terraces, canals, and drained fields, which have persisted for hundreds of years. What emerges is a picture of mostly successful indigenous farming practices in difficult environments--rain forests, savannahs, swamps, rugged mountains, and deserts.
 

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Classification of Field Types
13
Crops Tools and Soft Technology
27
A Diversity of Habitats and Field Systems
53
Fields of the Mojo Campa Bora Shipibo and Karinya
75
PreEuropean Riverine Cultivation
102
PreEuropean Forest Cultivation
115
1rrigated Fields
135
Terraced Fields
170
Lost Systems of Cultivation
215
The Mojos Raised Fields
239
l3 The Titicaca Raised Fields
254
l4 Ditched Fields Drainage Canals and River Canalization
278
l5 Implications of Indigenous Agricultural Technology
293
A Cultivated Plants of South America
307
References
324
Index
367

Terrace and 1rrigation Origins and Abandonment
185

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William M. Denevan is a Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of Wisconsin.

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