Peopling the Landscape: Scott Fedick and his contributions to household subsistence strategies

Author(s): Darcy Wiewall

Year: 2015


Over the past several decades, Scott Fedick’s pedagogical approach to understanding local-scale environmental and biological diversity has inspired and influenced numerous students and colleagues perspectives on Maya household subsistence strategies. The first part of my presentation will discuss my participation in the Yalahau Regional Human Ecology Project and how Scott’s heterogeneous approach to resources management strategies influenced my later research on local subsistence strategies employed by Maya commoner households in the community of Lamanai, Belize.

Scott Fedick continues to influence my current research moving beyond the boundaries of the Maya culture area and, interestingly, into research being conducted by community college students focused on hunter and gatherers in the Western Mojave Desert. As before, research is motivated by identifying the diverse strategies of resource use and management available to ancient people in a heterogeneous landscape. Here I highlight how Scott’s emphasis on collaborative, interdisciplinary research and his strong sense of mentorship is influencing a new generation of future archaeologists.

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Peopling the Landscape: Scott Fedick and his contributions to household subsistence strategies. Darcy Wiewall. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396239)


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