Climate Change, Sustainability, and the Ancient City of Angamuco, Michoacán, Mexico
Author(s): Christopher T. Fisher
This is an abstract from the "Advancing Public Perceptions of Sustainability through Archaeology" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The societal impact of climate change in Central Mexico during the Postclassic Period is an important question in Mesoamerican archaeology. Here, using archaeological evidence from the ancient city of Angamuco, including LiDAR analysis, I argue that an engineered environment buffered the environment from reduced rainfall events mitigating the impacts of the Medieval Warming Period. Today the region is facing dramatic changes from global earth system change. This ancient case-study can serve as an important example for modern stakeholders and policy makers.
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Climate Change, Sustainability, and the Ancient City of Angamuco, Michoacán, Mexico. Christopher T. Fisher. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450653)
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