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Atran, Scott

1993 Itza Maya Tropical Agro-Forestry  Current Anthropology, Vol. 34, No. 5 (Dec., 1993), pp. 633-700 Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2744279 Accessed: 04/02/2010 12:12

Comments by: Arlen F. Chase, Scott L. Fedick, Gregory Knapp, Heather McKillop, Joyce Marcus, Norman B. Schwartz


Burnett, Richard Lee

2009 Stable Carbon Isotope Evidence of Ancient Maya Agriculture at Tikal, Guatemala;

A thesis submitted to the faculty of Master of Science, Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University


Edwards, Clinton R.

1986 The Human Impact on the Forest in Quintana Roo, Mexico: Journal of Forest History, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul., 1986), pp. 120-127 Published by: Forest History Society and American Society for Environmental History Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4004876 Accessed: 04/02/2010 11:58


Fedick, Scott L. (editor)

1996 The Managed Mosaic: Ancient Maya Agriculture and Resource Use. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.


Harrison, Peter D. and Phyllis E. Messenger

1980 Obituary: Dennis Edward Puleston, 1940-1978 American Antiquity, Vol. 45, No. 2 (Apr., 1980), pp. 272-276 Published by: Society for American Archaeology Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/279286 Accessed: 04/02/2010 12:13


Lentz, David L.

2006 David L. Lentz Ancient Maya Plant Use Activities and Agroforestry at Tikal, Guatemala Interim Report Research Year: 2004


Peters, Melissa, Xochitl Vinaja, Dr. David Lentz

Ceremonial Ramon (Brosimum alicastrum) Found in Burial 5, Temple 1 at Tikal; poster presentation, no date or other information given.


Pohl, Mary Deland (Ed.)

1990 Ancient Maya Wetland Agriculture: Excavation on Albion Island, Northern Belize, Westview Press 5500 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301

Comment: This book pulls together all the ecological and paleo-environmental studies Dennis E. Puleston originated during his work as the Director of the Rio Hondo Project, in Belize.  In the 1970’s, together with the project’s Principle Investigator, Alfred Siemens, he had been mapping, excavating, and reconstructing the ancient raised fields discovered by Siemens around 1968 in the floodplain of the Rio Hondo.  Dennis believed the key to understanding how the Ancient Maya managed their wetland environment to feed large populations effectively for hundreds of  years lay in the evidence that could only be unlocked through very narrowly focused micro studies targeting  segments of the ecosystem such as  mollusks (which he collected himself – see photographs tab), fish, grasses, insects, and paleolimnology.  At the time of his death, in 1978, a number of investigations were well underway and Mary Pohl was asked to work with the authors to complete the studies and bring them to publication.  This book is the result of her excellent skills applied to a difficult task.


Puleston, Denis E.

1974 Intersite Areas in the Vicinity of Tikal and Uaxactun, in Mesoamerican Archaeology – New Approaches (edited by Norman Hammon; University of Texas Press, London, 1974) pp. 303-311.


Rico-Gray, Victor and Jose G. Garcia-Franco

1991 The Maya and the Vegetaion of the Yucatan Peninsula Journal of Ethnobiology 11 (1): 135-142 (pdf file on web)


Siemens, Alfred H.

1983 Oriented Raised Fields in Central Veracruz; American Antiquity, Vol. 48, No. 1 Society for American Archaeology (Jan., 1983), pp. 85-102 Published by: Society for American Archaeology Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/279821 Accessed: 04/02/2010 12:00


Webster, David

2007 Re-Evaluation of the Earthworks at Tikal, Guatemala: Phase 2 Grant BCS-0443280l; Final report submitted to the National Science Foundation

Contributors: David Webster, Principal Investigator, Timothy Murtha (Co-PI), Jay Silverstein, Kirk Straight, Horacio Martinez and Prof. Richard Terry (subcontractor, BYU, Richard Burnett www.anthro.psu.edu/faculty_staff/docs/Tikal final NSF.pdf


Webster, David

1976 Lowland Maya Fortifications Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 120, No. 5 (Oct. 15, 1976), pp. 361-371 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/986267


Yates, Suzanne and Carlos R. Ramírez-Sosa

2004 Ethnobotanical Knowledge of Brosimum alicastrum (Moraceae) among Urban and Rural El Salvadorian Adolescents Economic Botany 58(1):72-77. 2004 doi: 10.1663/0013-0001(2004)058[0072:EKOBAM]2.0.CO;2



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