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Plants and People in Ancient Ecuador The Ethnobotany of the Jama River Valley

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ISBN-10: 0534613217

ISBN-13: 9780534613211

Edition: 2004

Authors: Deborah M. Pearsall

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This case study illustrates the contemporary archaeological field of ethnobotany, and explores the interrelationships between the prehistoric residents of a small valley in coastal Ecuador and the dry tropical forest habitat in which they lived. The work has three related objectives: 1. it is an ethnobotany ? a work that explores how, through the medium of culture, people shape and are shaped by the environment in which they live, 2. it is a work that synthesizes results of some 10 years of research done by Pearsall during the Jama Archaeological-Paleoethnobotanical project, and 3. it is a work that provides Pearsall with the opportunity to illustrate paleoethnobotanical research methods,…    
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

List of Figures and Tables
Ethnobotany: the Study of Human-Plant Interrelationships
The Research Process: An Overview of the Jama Project
Living and Working in the Jama Valley
Recovering the Archaeobotanical Data
Modern Flora and Agricultural Studies: Goals and Methods
Plants Used by the Jama-Coaque People
Plant-People Interrelationships in Early Jama-Coaque II
Producing Food in the Jama River Valley
Staying in Balance in the Jama River Valley
The Evolution of Tropical Forest Agriculture
Ethnobotany in Archaeology
Macroremains from the Pechichal Site, Excluding Unkowns