inscription
PORTAIL D'INFORMATION GÉOGRAPHIQUE

Cultural and climatic history of Cobá, a lowland Maya city in Quintana Roo, Mexico

Auteurs :
LEYDEN, B.W.
BRENNER, M.
DAHLIN, B.H.

Description :
The AA. present paleoecological data from the archaeological site of Cobá, which provides evidence bearing on lowland Maya development. Palynological and geochemical data record multidecadal precipitation cycles. Maize cultivation allowed the Maya to develop a complex society and support a large population, but dependence on maize was ultimately doomed by variable rainfall. Precipitation in extreme years was insufficient to support crops, while native vegetation was not directly affected by drought that devasted Maya agriculture.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Quaternary research, issn : 0033-5894, 1998, vol. 49, n°. 1, p. 111-122, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 46 ref.

Date :
1998

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, San Diego, CA, Elsevier

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI)