Sacred Geographies of Ancient Amazonia : Historical Ecology of Social Complexity
By: Schaan, Denise P.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.New Frontiers in Historical Ecology: Publisher: Walnut Creek : Taylor and Francis, 2016Description: 1 online resource (234 p.).ISBN: 9781611327991.Subject(s): Human geography -- Amazon River Region | Indian pottery -- Amazon River Region | Indians of South America -- Amazon River Region -- Antiquities | Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Amazon River Region | Petrolgyphs -- Amazon River Region | Rock paintings -- Amazon River Region | Social archaeology -- Amazon River RegionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sacred Geographies of Ancient Amazonia : Historical Ecology of Social ComplexityDDC classification: 981/.1 LOC classification: F2519.1.A6 -- S243 2012ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- List of Figures and Table -- Chapter 1: Introduction: Historical Ecology and Archaeological Landscapes in Amazonia -- Chapter 2: Moving Earth, Managing Water -- Chapter 3: Land of the Ancestors -- Chapter 4: Ponds, Lakes, and Feasts: The Cultural Geography of Anthropogenic Soils -- Chapter 5: Marks on the Earth: Territoriality and Memory -- Chapter 6: Conclusion -- References -- Index -- About the Author
The legendary El Doradoâthe city of goldâremains a mere legend, but astonishing new discoveries are revealing a major civilization in ancient Amazonia that was more complex than anyone previously dreamed. Scholars have long insisted that the Amazonian ecosystem placed severe limits on the size and complexity of its ancient cultures, but leading researcher Denise Schaan reverses that view, synthesizing exciting new evidence of large-scale land and resource management to tell a new history of indigenous Amazonia. Schaan also engages fundamental debates about the development of social co
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