Agricultural Change in the Bolivian Amazon / Cambio Agrícola en la Amazonía Boliviana
Archaeology, Bolivia, Amazon, Agriculture, Raised Fields
Large dense populations in the Llanos de Moxos of lowland eastern Bolivia constructed raised field systems for intensive agricultural production as early as the fifth century A.D. This systematic study concludes that even though no single hypothesis can explain the abandonment of these productive agricultural systems before the Spanish conquest, changes in social organization seem to have been the most important factor. Complete text in English and Spanish.
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College of Sciences
Department of Anthropology
Memoirs in Latin American Archaeology, No. 13, published by University of Pittsburgh Latin American Archaeology Publications and Fundación Kenneth Lee (Trinidad, Beni), 2004. 131 pp. ISBN: 1-877812-61-7.