Radar Mapping, Archeology, and Ancient Maya Land Use

@article{Adams1981RadarMA,
  title={Radar Mapping, Archeology, and Ancient Maya Land Use},
  author={R. E. Adams and W. E. Brown and T. Culbert},
  journal={Science},
  year={1981},
  volume={213},
  pages={1457 - 1468}
}
  • R. E. Adams, W. E. Brown, T. Culbert
  • Published 1981
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • A severe incongruity has long existed between the well-known complexity of ancient Maya civilization and the relatively feeble economic base that could be reconstructed for it. Recent fieldwork has ihdicated that much more intensive cultivation patterns were used than was previously thought. Data from the use of synthetic aperture radar in aerial surveys of the southern Maya lowlands suggest that large areas were drained by ancient canals that may have been used for intensive cultivation… CONTINUE READING
    95 Citations

    Topics from this paper.

    SAR for Landscape Archaeology
    • 8

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 12 REFERENCES
    Prehistoric raised-field agriculture in the maya lowlands.
    • 77
    Gardens on swamps.
    • 132
    • PDF
    Estudio Ecologico de la Region de Balancan-Tenosique
      Expedition
      • 1967
      Prehistoric intensive agriculture in the mayan lowlands.
      • 173
      Puleston, in Meso-American Archaeology: New Approaches
      • 1974
      Rev
      • Anthropol.
      • 1979