By Payson D. Sheets,Brian R. McKee
How people adapt to lifestyles in a space susceptible to usual failures is an fascinating learn for the social sciences. during this quantity, specialists from numerous disciplines discover the variation means of prehistoric societies within the volcanic Arenal area of Costa Rica from approximately 2000 BC to the Spanish Conquest at approximately advert 1500.
The information during this quantity come from a survey of the zone performed with the most recent distant sensing know-how. Sheets and his coauthors have compiled a close checklist of human settlements within the quarter, together with dozens of archaeological websites and a community of prehistoric footpaths that unearths styles of shuttle and conversation around the area. The Arenal peoples prospered of their precarious surroundings it appears via making the most of meals and lithic assets, retaining inhabitants degrees low, and averting environmental degradation. those findings will curiosity a large interdisciplinary viewers in anthropology and archaeology, earth sciences, know-how, geography, and human ecology.
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