Regional Archaeology in Northern Manabí, Ecuador: Environment, cultural chronology, and prehistoric subsistence in the Jama River Valley

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James A. Zeidler, Deborah M. Pearsall
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anthropology, 1994 - Social Science - 224 pages
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The environmental basis for the development of sedentary agricultural subsistence and hierarchical society in Ecuador's northern coastal zone. Stratigraphy, ceramics, volcanic ash falls, and radiocarbon establish a regional chronology, while modern land use and subsistence practices help to interpret archaeologically recovered pollen, phytoliths and macrobotanical remains. Complete text in English and Spanish.

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