Irrigation and the Cuicatec Ecosystem

A Study of Agriculture and Civilization in North Central Oaxaca

Subjects: Archaeology, New World, Latin American Studies
Series: Memoirs
Paperback : 9780915703005, 148 pages, 7.5 x 10.5, January 1984
Ebook : 9781951538095, 162 pages, 8.5 x 11, April 2020
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In this volume, Joseph W. Hopkins III reconstructs the history of the Cuicatec region in Oaxaca, Mexico, from the Aztec empire through the Spanish conquest and into the twentieth century. Hopkins also discusses the archaeology of the region with a particular focus on irrigation systems and agriculture. From 1968 to 1970, Hopkins conducted an archaeological survey and limited excavation in this region, and he presents the results of that fieldwork here.