Gardens of Prehistory: The Archaeology of Settlement Agriculture in Greater Mesoamerica

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Index
Agricultural form and function, 15-19, 268-69
Agricultural intensification, 10-12, 23, 187-88, 232
defined, 185, 187, 271
goal of, 272
in Pulltrouser Swamp, 184, 187-90
Agricultural strategies (practices), 2-3, 4-8.
See also Agricultural intensification;
Horticultural strategies (practices) of Anasazi culture, 45, 67-68
during Aztec period, 93-96
at the Cerén site, 224, 226-27, 230-32
extensive, defined, 13 (n. 1)
and garden-residence site structure, 131-32, 135 (table 6-2), 136-37
monocropping, 16, 23, 267
Agricultural tasks. See also Horticultural strategies (practices)
field (plot) maintenance, 201
compared to field preparation, 190, 191
(fig. 8-2), 192 (fig. 8-3), 193
labor demands of, 7-8, 99-100, 194-95
Agricultural tools. See also Bifaces, oval types and contexts of, at Pulltrouser Swamp, 202, 203 (fig. 8-5), 204-5, 207
Agriculture compared to horticulture, 267 defined, 13 (n. 3)
Agrotechnologies. See Agricultural strategies (practices)
Aguamiel (fresh maguey sap), 97, 106-7, 110. See also Maguey: importance of
Akchin field, 48 (fig. 3-3) defined, 46-47
Alluvial plain, in Teotihuacan Valley, 97, 100, 102
Altepetlalli (city-state's land), 100, 102
Anasazi culture, 36
agricultural systems of, 67-68
and gravel-mulched fields, 57-58
prehistory of, 54-55, 57
Aztec period, 94 (fig. 5-1), 96 (fig. 5-2), 102, 103
agricultural practices during, 93-95, 97, 99-100
defined, 114(n. 1)
landholding categories in, 100, 101 (table 5-1), 102
Bifaces, oval. See also Agricultural tools
debitage from, 203 (fig. 8-5), 209, 210 (table 8-2), 211
described, 202
fragments of, analyzed, 206 (fig. 8-6), 207, 208 (table 8-1), 209
methods of hafting, 202, 204, 280
Buenavista del Cayo site, 235, 245. See also Soil phosphate levels
described, 244
soil sample transects at, 256 (fig. 10-6)
vacant terrain tests at, 255
Buenavista project, 234, 235
methodology, 237, 239
study area, 236 (fig. 10-1)
Calmilli, 96, 100, 275. See also Gardens;
House-lot (kitchen) gardens

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