By B. L. Turner and Peter D. Harrison (editors)
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Extra resources for Pulltrouser Swamp: Ancient Maya Habitat, Agriculture, and Settlement in Northern Belize
Settlement studies were expanded and mapping began in March. Samples from all excavations were floated for plant and gastropod remains throughout the study. Ceramic analysis began in May and was completed largely in the field. At the same time ecological studies, including those dealing with pollen and mollusks, and geomorphological studies were expanded. Fieldwork ceased in June. Most ecological materials and lithics were forwarded to various personnel and laboratories for analysis: lithics to the University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas A&M University, gastropods to the University of Oklahoma, soils to Bedford College, University of London, pollen samples to Louisiana State University, plant remains to the University of Arizona, modern flora to the Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones sobre Recursos Bióticos, Xalapa, Mexico, and the University of Texas at Austin, fauna remains to Florida State University, and radiocarbon samples to Cambridge University and Southern Methodist University.
However, each part contains material directly related to the other. For example, the analysis of gastropods taken from all excavations is reported in chapter 8, ceramic analysis in chapter 11, and so forth. The environmental and ground pattern section, chapters 2 through 8, presents an overview of the climate and geomorphology of the study area, the vegetation patterns at Pulltrouser Swamp, the excavations of the mounds (fields and canals), and the analysis of the soils, plant remains, pollens and phytoliths, and gastropods taken from the swamp, mounds, and settlement structures.
The error was found by William M. Denevan (1982) during the preparation of a manuscript on aboriginal agriculture in the New World. The calculation error had occurred in two volumes (Harrison 1977, 1978) and had escaped detection by various people until that time. 2. Stephen Gliessman and B. L. Turner II were able to observe the features reported as raised fields at Bajo Morocoy in 1980, when they and students of the Colegio Superior de Agricultura Tropical, H. Cárdenas, Tabasco, Mexico, studied the ongoing rice development project at that bajo.