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Spatial Analysis of Anthropogenic Landscapes, A Research Tool for Natural and Cultural Heritage Protection: San Jorge River Valley as a Study Case

Author(s): Maryam Hernández Venegas

Year: 2016

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The archaeological research on San Jorge has focused on the identification and characterization of the various structures comprising hydraulic adjustment systems such as canals, ditches, ridges and mounds. Such identification has been accompanied by the spatialization of their features most significant and the interpretation of historical and cultural processes that have accompanied the construction, use and abandonment of such structures. However, this work has also neglected the study of the current state of these structures and there is a need for clear guidelines for using and preserving this cultural heritage. Therefore, this research is an attempt to understand how current ecosystems reflect different historical processes of appropriation of territory. Sustainable development is coupled with the recognition of historic forms of construction and appropriation of territory from ancient times to the present, only the recognition and analysis of these dynamics allow us a real understanding of the possibilities of utilization of diverse ecosystems whose current use is far from preservation.


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Spatial Analysis of Anthropogenic Landscapes, A Research Tool for Natural and Cultural Heritage Protection: San Jorge River Valley as a Study Case. Maryam Hernández Venegas. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403060)


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min long: -90.747; min lat: 3.25 ; max long: -48.999; max lat: 27.683 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America