Impact of Human Waste Management on the estimation of Ancient Maya Population

  title={Impact of Human Waste Management on the estimation of Ancient Maya Population},
  author={Wong Alfred},
The population of ancient Maya has been estimated traditionally by multiplying the number of discovered household mounds and the assumed number of persons per household in a given transect of an archaeological site. This approach is foundationally weak as both key parameters are subject to wide variations over the time course of several centuries. The ubiquitous outcome of this approach is that ancient Maya is nearly always construed to have a very large population base, especially during the… CONTINUE READING

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