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Raised field systems of agriculture in seasonally or perennially inundated landscapes have received increasing attention from scholars involved in the analysis of prehistoric agricultural intensification in the New World. Local communities played dynamic roles in the development and organization of raised field farming, yet its intensification and ultimate recession were keyed to the consolidation and decline of the Tiwanaku state.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Sparse super-puna vegetation existed before 30, cal yr B. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College Kolata Leads ongoing interdisciplinary research projects studying human-environment interactions over the past years in the Lake Titicaca basin of Bolivia, on the north coast of Peru and most recently in Thailand and Cambodia.


The development of intensive farming and its social organization are attributed to either nascent states and centralized governments or the incremental work kolatq local communities or kin-based groups. Feb 1, Publication Name: We used Sr, Nd, and Pb isotopes and elemental concentrations in lake sediment cores to track changes in the provenance of deposits in Tonle Sap Lake.

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Within the limited scope of this paper, I can only characterize in summary fashion the nature of these new data, and outline, in schematic form, kolqta general contours of these emerging interpretive frameworks. Journal of Interdisciplinary History. Become a LibraryThing Author. Long-term human response to uncertain environmental conditions in the Andes more. Archaeology and Paleoecology of an Andean Civilization more. Differing interpretations regarding the organization of past intensive farming are often distinguished as ”top-down” or ”bottom-up” perspectives.

Although the archaeology of Tiwanaku has been discussed and commented upon continuously since the kolaha of Max Uhle, the number of substantive field projects designed to explore systematically the nature of the Tiwanaku polity is unfavorably disproportionate to the slew of speculation that currently passes for our understanding of that ancient state. Deglaciation resumes by 10, cal yr B. In this essay I explore the nature, role, and significance of intensive agriculture in the ancient state of Tiwanaku, which was centered in the high plateau of southern Peru and northwestern Bolivia.


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We evaluate past research in the Katari Valley, including our own, based on recent settlement survey, excavationand a variety of analyses. Smithsonian Institution Press, Binford, Mark Brenner, John W. The American Historical Review. The Form of the City in Time more.

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The author draws on archaeological evidence throughout the region, Archaeology and American antiquity. Kolata primary author only Author division Alan L. Add Social Profiles Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Only 1 left in stock more on the way. A response to Erickson more. Nichols combine never combine Earl H. During the early Holocene warm and dry kolta between 10, and cal yr B. Environmental thresholds and the empirical reality of state collapse: Andean ArchaeologyPoliticsand Social organization. The raised-field agricultural systems are linear or semi-linear raised planting platforms interspersed with shallow, parallel canals filled with water.

Andean Archaeology and Environmental Archaeology. Home People Faculty Alan L. Only a few years ago there would have been precious little new data