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Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya$
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Brett A. Houk, Barbara Arroyo, and Terry G. Powis

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066226

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066226.001.0001

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The Holocene Occupations of Southern Belize

The Holocene Occupations of Southern Belize

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(p.16) 2 The Holocene Occupations of Southern Belize
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Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya
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Keith M. Prufer

Douglas J. Kennett

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066226.003.0002

In Chapter 2, Keith Prufer and Douglas J. Kennett focus on the long history of human occupation in southern Belize, from initial colonization at the end of the Pleistocene to the present. First occupied by Paleoindians, the landscape of southern Belize has seen 10 millennia of cultural modifications. The authors, drawing on more than two decades of archaeological research, discuss why studying the long historical trajectories of settlements within a region can provide data about how humans adapt and reorganize over long periods of time and insights into underlying processes of resilience and reorganization in response to climatic, demographic, and social pressures. The chapter draws on climate reconstruction data to look at Holocene adaptations to a changing landscape.

Keywords:   Southern Belize, Paleoindians, Climate reconstruction, Holocene adaptation

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