Early Maya Adaptive Patterns: Mid-Late Holocene Paleoenvironmental Evidence from Pacific Guatemala

  title={Early Maya Adaptive Patterns: Mid-Late Holocene Paleoenvironmental Evidence from Pacific Guatemala},
  author={Hector Neff and Deborah M. Pearsall and John Glendon Jones and B{\'a}rbara Arroyo and Shawn K. Collins and Dorothy E. Freidel},
  journal={Latin American Antiquity},
  pages={287 - 315}
Abstract We summarize what is known about Archaic period occupation of southeastern Mesoamerica and Central America as background for presenting new paleoenvironmental evidence of pre-Early Formative human impacts on the landscape of Pacific coastal Guatemala. Our evidence comes from sediment cores in three locations, all of which are in the mangrove-estuary zone of the lower coast. Pollen and phytoliths from the cores document increased burning, decreased forest cover, the appearance of… 

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