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The origins of agriculture in the lowland neotropics

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Other titlesOrigins of agriculture in the neotropics
StatementDolores R. Piperno, Deborah M. Pearsall.
ContributionsPearsall, Deborah M.
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LC ClassificationsE59.A35 P56 1998
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Pages Publisher Summary. This chapter discusses the origins of agriculture in lowland tropics. Native Americans are mentioned to have domesticated more than species of plants before the arrival of Europeans in the 15th century; these species include maize, white.

"Our understanding of the origins of agriculture in the tropical lowlands has traditionally been limited by narrow theoretical and methodological approaches. This provocative book presents an up-to-date review of the direct and indirect evidence for early cultigens, a history of ideas, and the intense contemporary debates on the origins and development of agriculture in the tropical regions of the Cited by: The Origins Of Agriculture In The Lowland Neotropics.

Dolores R. Piperno, Deborah M. Pearsall. it was ok Rating details 1 rating 0 reviews. This first modern, full-bodied study of early horticulture and agriculture in the Neotropics unites new methods of recovering, identifying, and dating plant remains with a strong case for Optimal Foraging Strategy in this historical context.2/5(1).

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The origins of agriculture in the lowland neotropics. [Dolores R. The origins of agriculture in the lowland neotropics. [Dolores R Piperno; Deborah M Pearsall] -- This first modern, full-bodied study of early horticulture and agriculture in the Neotropics unites new methods of recovering, identifying, and dating plant remains with a strong case for Optimal.

The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics. Dolores R. Piperno and Deborah M. Pearsall. It is possible that older agriculture, from around BP, existed in Northern Peru in the Nanchoc area (Dillehay ), but no village structures have been found there yet.

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Preface. This volume focuses on the origins and development of agriculture in the lowland New World, or Neotropical forest. It is the outcome of the authors' individual, career-long fascination with and research into the topic.

Tropical forests have always had an aura of mystery about them. Occupying great land areas in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres of the New and Old Worlds, and.

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Background of Tropical Agricultural Origins. The Neotropical Ecosystem in the Present and the Past. The Phytogeography of Neotropical Crops and Their Putative wild Ancestors. The Evolution of Foraging and Food Production.

From Small-Scale Horticulture to the Formative Period: The Development of. The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics. Dolores R. Piperno and Deborah M. Pearsall (Auth.) This first modern, full-bodied study of early horticulture and agriculture in the Neotropics unites new methods of recovering, identifying, and dating plant remains with a strong case for Optimal Foraging Strategy inthis historical context.

The origin of agriculture in the Americas was thought to be roughly contemporary with the transition from foraging to farming in the Near East (Fertile Crescent, ca. Her research has two broad themes: the origins and spread of agriculture in the lowland Neotropics, and methods and approaches in paleoethnobotany.

She is the author of three books. Small-farm agriculture in the Neotropics historically occurred on a rotational, “slash-and-burn” model, resulting in little net forest loss. After forest clearing, a small plot would be cultivated for 3–7 years until nutrient levels diminished and then left fallow to regenerate into forest.

The Cambridge World History - edited by Graeme Barker April Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. The Cambridge World History. Volume 2: A World with Agriculture, 12, BCE– CE The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics.

Denevan, W., K. Mathewson & G. Knapp. Pre-Hispanic agricultural fields in the Andean region (British Archaeological Reports International series ).

Oxford: Archaeopress. Google Scholar. She is the author of two other books: Plants and People in Ancient Ecuador: The Ethnobotany of the Jama River Valley; and Piperno and Pearsall, The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics, and was the general editor of Academic Press's Encyclopedia of Archaeology.

She has published in numerous professional journals and edited books. This spring, after nearly 20 years of research, the team published its findings in a book entitled The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics.

In one study, they measured squash phytoliths from a sequence of layers at Vegas S a coastal site bordering the. InPiperno and Pearsall published The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics, in which they summarized the evidence collected over the last two decades for plant domestication and past natural and human impacts on tropical forest.

The book included data from molecular biologists who in the s had become involved in issues. At the same time much new archaeological evidence has been acquired of early crops and domestic animals in regions previously largely disregarded in the search for agricultural origins, such as parts of South Asia, tropical Africa, eastern North America and lowland South America east of the Andes (e.g., Piperno and PearsallNeumann   Archaeological research in the Gulf Coast of Tabasco reveals the earliest record of maize cultivation in Mexico.

The first farmers settled along beach ridges and lagoons of the Grijalva River delta. Pollen from cultivated Zea appears with evidence of forest clearing about calendar years B.C.

(yr B.C.) [C years before the present (yr B.P.)]. The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics. Academic Press. ISBN Piperno DR (). Phytolith Analysis: An Archaeological and Geological Perspective.

Academic Press. ISBN different aspects of agriculture, complex societies, identities, landscape, languages, and urbanism in the highland and lowland Neotropics that all highlight the significance of the past in the present.

The development of agricultural societies made possible by plant and animal domestication was one of the most transformative events in human and ecological history. Independent beginnings of agriculture occurred betw years ago in a number of world regions, including the American tropics, southwest Asia, and China.

Journal of World Prehistory, Vol.

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12, No. 4, Paleoethnobotany in the Neotropics from Microfossils: New Insights into Ancient Plant Use and Agricultural Origins in the Tropical Forest Analysis of plant microfossils (phytoliths, pollen, and starch grains) from archaeological andpaleoecological sediments in thehumid Neotropical forest.

The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics. Journal of Archaeological Science An Archaeological and Geological Perspective.

She and STRI’s Irene Holst analyzed 5, to 7,year-old stone tools from the Aguadulce Shelter and found starch grains that appeared to be from manioc, maize, yams, and arrowroot To fill this gap, Piperno explored a new direction in tropical. A main focus of my career is the origins of agriculture through investigations of phytoliths, starch grains and pollen at archaeological sites in the Neotropics and elsewhere in the world.

Another main focus is the impact and modern legacies of prehistoric human influences on Neotropical forests. References, The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics, /B/, (), ().

Crossref Stanley H. Ambrose, Late Pleistocene human population bottlenecks, volcanic winter, and differentiation of modern humans, Journal of Human Evolution, /jhev, 34, 6, (), ().

The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics // ISBN // This first modern, full-bodied study of early horticulture and agriculture in the Neotropics unites new methods of recovering, identifying, and dating plant remains with a This book describes the approaches and techniques of paleoethnobotany--the study of the.Book Review Essays Two Perspectives on the Rise of Civilization in Mesoamerica's Oaxaca Valley The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics by Dolores R.

Piperno, Deborah M. Pearsall The Origins of Agriculture in the Lowland Neotropics by Dolores R. Piperno, Deborah M. Pearsall (pp. ) Review by: Emily McClung de Tapia https.Niche construction has emerged as an important area of research within ecology and evolution, and human or cultural niche construction helps explain how our species became dominant during the Holocene.

Plant domestication, at both the landscape and population levels, is a fundamental part of cultural niche construction, since the species involved sustain human populations via the .