Rethinking southeast Maya agriculture: A view from the manioc fields of Joya de Cerén El Salvador

Christine, C. Dixon (2011) Rethinking southeast Maya agriculture: A view from the manioc fields of Joya de Cerén El Salvador. La Universidad (14-15). pp. 215-227. ISSN 0041-8242

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Abstract

The ancient Maya village of Cerén is located in west-central El Salvador and is situated on a terrace west of the Río Sucio in the Zapotitán Valley .Questions remain unanswered about ancient Maya subsistence, particularly the role that root crops such as manioc played. Lack of material evidence for Classic Period Maya (AD 250-800) agriculture has been identified as one of the key restricting factors in advancing our understanding of these practices. Thus, the evidence for cultivation from Cerén, El Salvador affords a remarkable opportunity to examine ancient Maya agriculture and to produce a more accurate reconstruction of this community’s subsistence system. This paper specifically focuses on the latest data and interpretations of manioc cultivation at a Classic Maya site.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: agricultura Maya ; Joya de Cerén ; El Salvador
Subjects: Revistas > La Universidad
300 Ciencias sociales > 301 Sociología y antropología
600 Tecnología (Ciencias aplicadas) > 630 Agricultura y tecnologías relacionadas
Divisions: Vicerrectoría Académica > Editorial Universitaria
Depositing User: Paola Mejia
Date Deposited: 05 May 2016 13:25
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 13:25
URI: http://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/9792

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