The Flow of Knowledge: Ancient Water Systems and Mentorscapes

Author(s): Kirk French

Year: 2016


From his initial doctoral work at Cerros in the late 1970s to his most recent investigations in Tikal, Vernon Scarborough’s research goals have consistently used water control as an instrument to better understand social complexity. His research has spanned a period of our own history when more sustainable approaches to growth are desperately needed as access to water is of an ever increasing concern. As his student, now colleague, this paper will highlight how Vernon Scarborough and his work has shaped and influenced my own research into water management and sustainability at Palenque, Tikal, and the Teotihuacan Valley.

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The Flow of Knowledge: Ancient Water Systems and Mentorscapes. Kirk French. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403517)


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