The Ethnobotany Of Pre Columbian Peru

Author: Margaret Towle
Editor: Routledge
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All of man's life is in some way associated with the plant world, from his food and shelter to his art, religion and language. The study of this all-pervading relationship between man and the plant world is called ethnobotany. This book provides a systematic reconstruction of the ethnobotany of one of the hearths of American civilization, in the prehistoric cultures of the Peruvian Central Andes.As we learn more about the rise and spread of New World agriculture, it becomes evident that Peru was one of the sources of its development. Plants were cultivated here at least 2,000 years before the beginning of the Christian era. Village life was intimately bound up with this cultivation, later civilizations rested upon it as a foundation, and from Peru agriculture was diffused to other parts of the Americas.Towle bases her work on the evidence of plant remains found in archeological sites, surveys of botanical and ethnological literature, and field studies of modern plant utilization. After a methodological and historical introduction, she proceeds to a systematic listing of plant species, each fully described. She then presents the ethnobotanical data for each of the cultural-geographic divisions of the area, giving a chronological picture of the use of wild and cultivated plants against a background of the cultures of which they were part. A summary of the evolutionary trends in the region as a whole is followed by a full bibliography and index. The book contains fifteen pages of plates.Margaret A. Towle (1902-1985) received her doctorate from Columbia University in 1958 and was research fellow in ethnobotany in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University.

The Ethnobotany Of Pre Columbian Peru As Evidenced By Archaeological Materials

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Rstryck G Teborgs Etnografiska Museum

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Marine Desert Ecology Of Southern Peru

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Results of a reconnaissance are presented for part of the south-central Peruvian coast. These data constitute the initial phase of a project involving a general survey of marine desert ecology. Broad objectives include reconstruction of the late-Pleistocene paleogeographic environment and assembly of land-based evidence for previous Peru Current deflections. Contemporary problems of human ecology are considered after systematic review of existing literature on geology, geomorphology, oceanography, meteorology, botany, and archaeology. (Author).

Curare

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National Union Catalog

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

The Ethnobotany Of Chinchero An Andean Community In Southern Peru

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Ethnobotany In The Neotropics

Author: Ghillean T. Prance
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Viking Fund Publications In Anthropology

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Contributions to ethnology and linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology of Indian America.

Palaeoethnobotany

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Landwirtschaftsgeschichte - Nährstoffe - Wildpflanzen.

Time And Complexity In Historical Ecology

Author: William L. Balée
Editor: Columbia University Press
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This collection of studies by anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, and biologists is an important contribution to the emerging field of historical ecology. The book combines cutting-edge research with new perspectives to emphasize the close relationship between humans and their natural environment. Contributors examine how alterations in the natural world mirror human cultures, societies, and languages. Treating the landscape like a text, these researchers decipher patterns and meaning in the Ecuadorian Andes, Amazonia, the desert coast of Peru, and other regions in the neotropics. They show how local peoples have changed the landscape over time to fit their needs by managing and modifying species diversity, enhancing landscape heterogeneity, and controlling ecological disturbance. In turn, the environment itself becomes a form of architecture rich with historical and archaeological significance. Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology explores thousands of years of ecological history while also addressing important contemporary issues, such as biodiversity and genetic variation and change. Engagingly written and expertly researched, this book introduces and exemplifies a unique method for better understanding the link between humans and the biosphere.

Man And His Foods Studies In The Ethnobotany Of Nutrition

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Catalogue Subjects

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Ethnobotany Of Aborigines Of Andaman Nicobar Islands

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The Book Deals With A Detailed Account Of Plants And Animals Used By The Negrito And Mongoloid Tribals Of Andaman And Nicobar Islands In Their Routine Life For Food, Shelter, Dugout Canoe Making, Toboos, Rituals And Medicines.

Archaeological Investigations In Peru

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A Manual Of Ethnobotany

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