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Author Symposium on Neotropical Historical Ecology (2002 : Tulane University)

Title Time and complexity in historical ecology : studies in the neotropical lowlands / edited by William Balée and Clark L. Erickson
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 417 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The historical ecology series
Historical ecology series.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Time, complexity, and historical ecology / William Balee / Clark L. Erickson -- 1. feral forests of the Eastern Peten / Karen S. Lowell / Anabel Ford / David G. Campbell / Jay Walker / Jeffrey K. Lake / Constanza Ocampo-Raeder / Andrew Townesmith / Michael Balick -- 2. neotropical framework for Terra Preta / Elizabeth Graham -- 3. Domesticated food and society in early coastal Peru / Christine A. Hastorf -- 4. Microvertebrate synecology and anthropogenic footprints in the forested neotropics / Peter W. Stahl -- 5. Pre-European forest cultivation in Amazonia / William M. Denevan -- 6. Fruit trees and the transition to food production in Amazonia / Charles R. Clement -- 7. historical ecology of a complex landscape in Bolivia / Clark L. Erickson / William Balee -- 8. domesticated landscapes of the Bolivian Amazon / Clark L. Erickson -- 9. Political economy and pre-Columbian landscape transformations in Central Amazonia / Eduardo G. Neves / James B. Petersen -- 10. History, ecology, and alterity : visualizing polity in ancient Amazonia / Michael Heckenberger -- 11. Between the ship and the bulldozer : historical ecology of Guaja subsistence, sociality, and symbolism after 1500 / Loretta A. Cormier
Summary This collection of studies by anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, and biologists is an important contribution to the emerging field of historical ecology. The book combines cutting-edge research with new perspectives to emphasize the close relationship between humans and their natural environment. Contributors examine how alterations in the natural world mirror human cultures, societies, and languages. Treating the landscape like a text, these researchers decipher patterns and meaning in the Ecuadorian Andes, Amazonia, the desert coast of Peru, and other regions in the neotropi
Notes Papers originally presented at the Symposium on Neotropical Historical Ecology at the Neotropical Ecology Institute of Tulane University in October 2002
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Agriculture -- Tropics -- Congresses.
Ethnobiology -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Human ecology -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Human ecology -- Tropics -- Congresses.
Land use -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Landscape changes -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Rain forest ecology -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Balée, William L., 1954-
Erickson, Clark L.
LC no. 2005049370
ISBN 0231509618 (electronic bk.)
9780231509619 (electronic bk.)