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by Héctor Salgado López and David Michael Stemper
The research reported in this book involves five main themes: chronology, geoarchaeology, religion, changes in sociopolitical complexity, and the relationship between people and their environment. It concludes that: there have been changes in the coast line; changes in the vegetation and topography caused by weather and natural catastrophes are noted; changes in religious practices through time are interepreted as reflections of political changes; a comparison of the changes in “power” between periods is made; and finally, that the archaeological evidence contradicts the myth of the “green hell” or the “virgin” forest in a region where there was a successful prehispanic agricultural intensification despite supposed environmental limitations. In Spanish.
Published by Banco de la República de Colombia, 1995. 234 pp.
$9.50 (shipping included). Order code BR058.