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Economic Botany Section

Lentz, David [1], Thompson, Kim [2].

Paleoecology of the Ancient Maya at Tikal.

Paleoethnobotanical analyses of wood and other plant remains from recent excavations at the Tikal site provide clear indications of the forest management practices of the ancient inhabitants. Several middens were excavated in plazuela groups that ring the site core, giving a sampling of household plant use that extends from the Preclassic to the Late Classic periods. These results are reflective of the changes in forest structure that occurred over a major portion of the occupation time of the site and help define the role of human agency that influenced environmental changes on a broader scale.

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Related Links:
Lentz website
Tikal website


1 - University of Cincinnati, Department of Biological Sciences, PO Box 210006, Cincinnati, OH, 45221, United States
2 - University Of Cincinnati, Biological Sciences, Rieveschl Hall, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0006, USA

Keywords:
paleothnobotany
isotopic analysis
Maya collapse.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 4
Location: Union C/Hyatt
Date: Monday, July 9th, 2012
Time: 8:45 AM
Number: 4002
Abstract ID:253


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