Julie L. Kunen. Ancient Maya Life in the Far West Bajo: Social and Environmental Change in the Wetlands of Belize

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JULIE L. KUNEN. Ancient Maya life in the Far West Bajo: social and environmental change in the wetlands of Belize (Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona No. 69). x+176 pages, 51 figures, 16 tables. 2004. Tucson (AZ): University of Arizona Press; 0-8165-2235-9 paperback $16.95.

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* Can local disaster be turned to advantage? Dr KUNEN aptly contrasts her research with the usual focus on Maya monuments. In conjunction with settlement, her evidence of agricultural draining and terracing is unlike previously identified patterns of either aristocratic planning or independent household subsistence. …