Not Only an Archaeological Rescue: Canal de Ohtenco, Case Study of Iztacalco’s Agricultural System
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
"Chinampas" typically are associated with Xochimilco’s agricultural system. However, recent work by INAH’s ‘Dirección de Salvamentos Arqueológicos’ was undertaken at Iztacalco due to modern population growth. Iztacalco is 15 km from Xochimilco but no information existed about the preHispanic population or the site’s economic activities. Therefore, this research offers important data to study their agricultural system and the species the cultivated. Iztacaclo was an islet where variable water levels inhibited permanent settlement but allowed agricultural. According to the analysis of soil samples, they cultivated an extensive variety of cultigens, such as Chenopodium sp., Amaranthus sp., and Cucurbita moschata. This project allowed us to employ new technology, such as drones, to produce 3D reconstructions of canals and chinampas. These data allow us to compara the chinampas of Iztacalco with ones excavated in Mexicaltzingo and in area of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, near the modern area of the city’s main Central de Abastos.
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Not Only an Archaeological Rescue: Canal de Ohtenco, Case Study of Iztacalco’s Agricultural System. Tanya Carino Anaya, Juan Carlos Campos-Varela, Irán Rivera, Cuauhtémoc Domínguez Pérez, Javier Martínez González. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449727)
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Abstract Id(s): 25743