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Author Mathewson, Kent.

Title Irrigation Horticulture in Highland Guatemala : the Tablon System of Panajachel
Published Milton : Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (217 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables and Maps; List of Photographs; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION; Tablón Culture; Research Methods; Comparative Data; Notes; 1 SITE; Location of Study Area; Altitude and Zonation; Location of Transect; Elevation of Transect; Incidence; Notes; 2 CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS; Cultural Distinctions; Population; Political Organization; Social Organization; Linguistic Affiliations; Larger Group Identification; Subgroups; 3 ORIGINS OF TABLON CULTURE; Evidence of Pre-Conquest Tablones; Negative evidence
Dray implementsOther artifacts; Domesticated Animals; Role of domestic animals; Fowl; Small mammals; Pigs; Goats and sheep; Cattle; Apiculture; Companion animals; Constructions; Outbuildings; Fencing and walls; Notes; 5 CROPS; Crop Successions and Associations; Crop Types; The Major Crops; Onions; Garlic; Strawberries; Beans; Maize; Carrots and other Old World vegetables; Roots and Tubers; Manioc; Sweet potatoes and arracacha; Irish"" potato; Hierba Mora; Other Major Crops; Melon pear; Peas; Brambles; Coffee; Aboriginal Seed Plants; Amaranths and chenopods; Squashes; Legumes; Chipilin
PeanutsNightshades; Chiles; Tomatoes; Tree Crops; Fruit trees; Other trees; Willow; Prickly pear; Pitahaya; Banana; Ornamentals; Other Tablón Plants; Notes; 6 THE TABLON PROCESS; Soil Preparation; Fallowing; Clearing; Tablón construction; Terracing; Special Features; Planting; Seed planting; Tuber planting; Other crops; Weeding; Fertilizing; Yields and Returns; Harvesting; Marketing; 7 IRRIGATION; Theoretical Aspects; Water Sources; Canal Typology; Irrigation Activities; Notes; 8 OTHER ECONOMIC PURSUITS; Guarding Tablones; Hunting; Fishing; Gathering Activities; Plant collecting; Firewood
Positive evidencePost-Conquest Tablón Development; The Initial Impact of the Conquest, 1521-1541; Population Decline; Military Occupation; Forced Settlement Relocations; Tablones: A Post-Conquest Mexican Introduction?; An Iberian Origin of Tablones?; Consolidation of the Conquest: 1541-1616; The Search for Vegetal Produits Moteurs; New Towns and Reducciones; Labor Arrangements: 1541-1616; Crystallization of the Pattern: 1600 to Present; National level; Regional level; Implications of pattern; A Ladino Origin of Tablones?; Notes; 4 MATERIAL CULTURE; Tools; Azadón; Machete; Palito
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Subject Horticulture -- Guatemala -- History
Indians of South America -- Agriculture -- Guatemala -- Panajachel (Sololá)
Irrigation farming -- Guatemala -- Panajachel (Sololá)
Mayas -- Agriculture.
Economic history.
Indians of South America -- Agriculture.
Irrigation farming.
Mayas -- Agriculture.
Panajachel (Sololá, Guatemala) -- Economic conditions
Guatemala -- Panajachel (Sololá)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429050224