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Landscaping, Landscape Legacies, and Landesque Capital in Pre-Columbian Amazonia

Arroyo-Kalin, Manuel; (2015) Landscaping, Landscape Legacies, and Landesque Capital in Pre-Columbian Amazonia. In: Isendahl, C and Stump, D, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology. Oxford University Press: Oxford, United Kingdom. Green open access

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Abstract

How do human and landscape histories reciprocally affect each other? Can we distinguish between deliberate and unintended anthropic transformations of the landscape? This chapter summarizes evidence from pre-Columbian Amazonia in order to discuss the relation between three dimensions of anthropic landscape transformations: landscaping, landscape legacies, and landesque capital. Conflation between these three categories can lead to theoretical road closures and certainly risks oversimplifying both causality and consequence when anthropic landscape modifications are considered. On the other hand, paying attention to their differences defines a rich field of research in which historical ecology, earth-scientific thinking, and human niche construction theory converge

Type: Book chapter
Title: Landscaping, Landscape Legacies, and Landesque Capital in Pre-Columbian Amazonia
ISBN-13: 9780199672691
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199672691.013.16
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199672691.013...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Amazonia, historical ecology, landesque capital, landscape legacies, human niche construction.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1540022
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