Pulltrouser Swamp: Ancient Maya Habitat, Agriculture, and by B. L. Turner and Peter D. Harrison (editors)

By B. L. Turner and Peter D. Harrison (editors)

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The results of the second phase will not be known for some time because of the large amount of data retrieved, and publication of that material is several years in Page x the future. For these reasons, it was decided that the presentation of the first phase of the project was useful. The 1979 Pulltrouser Swamp Project was divided into two parts. The agricultural-ecological branch was headed by myself, principal investigator and geographer. Peter Harrison, coprincipal investigator and archaeologist, headed the settlement pattern program.

Turner II and Peter D. Harrison 246 References 271 Index 291 Page ix Preface The stimulus for this study occurred in 1973 when Peter Harrison and I independently identified ground patterns in the bajos Morocoy and Acatuch, Quintana Roo, as relics of Maya raised fields and canals. We subsequently learned that Alfred Siemens had photographed some of these patterns previous to 1973. The large areas covered by these patterns in the southern Quintana Roo area alone had major implications for Maya agricultural and cultural histories, and challenges concerning the proper interpretations to be given to these and other finds quickly developed.

Harrison (Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, Page xi and the University of New Mexico), Robert E. Fry (Purdue University), William C. Johnson (University of Kansas), Alan P. Covich (University of Oklahoma), Frederick M. Wiseman (Louisiana State University), Harry J. Shafer (Texas A&M University), Nancy Ettlinger (University of Oklahoma), Janice P. Darch (University of East Anglia, Norwich, England), Charles H. Miksicek (University of Arizona), and Alexandra C. Madeira. The project was also assisted in the field by Tanya Luhrman (Harvard University) and Charles Lincoln (Harvard University).

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