2018 Archaeological Materials Seminar

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Building 6, 6-104, The Chipman Room
182 MEMORIAL DR (REAR), Cambridge, MA 02139

Speaker: Taylor Perron

Archaeological evidence suggests that humans built thriving societies in the pre-Columbian Amazon, in part by creating unusually rich soils that remain fertile even today. South American tectonics and river systems created a template for this successful strategy. Along the way, the ways in which dynamic rivers shape landscapes, the role of Earth materials from bedrock to soil carbon, and some lessons from ancient peoples about sustainable tropical agriculture.  

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