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Title Under the shade of Thipaak : the ethnoecology of cycads in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean / edited by Michael D. Carrasco, Angélica Cibrián-Jaramillo, Mark A. Bonta, and Joshua D. Englehardt ; foreword by Thomas C. Hart
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xv, 358 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Foreword / Thomas C. Hart -- Introduction: Elucidating Human-Cycad Relationships in the Indigenous Ethnoecological and Agroecological Systems of the Americas and Beyond / Michael D. Carrasco, Angélica Cibrián-Jaramillo, Mark A. Bonta, and Joshua D. Englehardt -- An Overview of Cycadales in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean: Biology, Distribution, and Conservation / Michael Calonje, Andrew P. Vovides, and Jose Said Gutiérrez-Ortega -- Cycad Population Genetics in Mexico and the Caribbean / Angélica Cibrián-Jaramillo, Francisco Pérez-Zavala, Naishla M. Gutiérrez- -- Arroyo, Dánae Cabrera-Toledo, Jorge A. González-Astorga, and Joshua D. Englehardt -- Zamia in the Insular Caribbean: New Insights into the Historical Ecology of an Ancient Wild Food Plant / Jaime R. Pagán-Jiménez -- Ancient Mesoamerican Agriculturaĺ Strategies: The Role of Cycads and Phaesolus Beans in the Development of Intensive Field Cultivation Systems / Amber M. VanDerwarker -- The Archaeology of Cycad Use in Ancient Mesoamerica: Old Data, New Methods / Joshua D. Englehardt, Edder D. Bustos-Díaz, Emanuel Bojórquez Quintal, Luis Rojas Abarca, Luis R. Vel zquez Maldonado, Esteban Sánchez Rodríguez, and Francisco Barona-Gómez -- The Maize God Revisited: Iconology of Cycads, Maize, and Fertility Deities in Mesoamerican Art / Michael D. Carrasco -- Tracking Teosinte across Mexico and Northern Central America / Mark A. Bonta -- The Sacred-Maize-Ancestor Concept: An Ethnographic Perspective / Mark A. Bonta -- Epilogue: What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going? / Dennis Wm. Stevenson
Summary "Exploring the cultural role of cycads in the ancient and modern Mesoamerican and Caribbean worlds, this volume demonstrates how these ancient plants have figured prominently in regional mythologies, rituals, art, and foodways from the Pleistocene-Holocene transition to the present"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 16, 2022)
Subject Cycads -- Central America -- History
Cycads -- Caribbean Area -- History
Ethnoecology -- Central America -- History
Ethnoecology -- Caribbean Area -- History
Ethnoecology -- Mexico -- History
Indians of North America -- Agriculture -- Caribbean Area -- History
Indians of Mexico -- Agriculture -- History
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology.
Indians of Mexico -- Agriculture.
Indians of North America -- Agriculture.
Caribbean Area.
Central America.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Carrasco, Michael, editor.
Cibrián-Jaramillo, Angélica, editor.
Bonta, Mark, 1969- editor.
Englehardt, Joshua, editor.
Hart, Thomas C., writer of foreword
LC no. 2021055210
ISBN 9780813070179