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Dark Earth in the Upper Amazon

  • Thomas P. Myers
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Abstract

The dominant culture historical model of Amazonian prehistory is that population growth in the central Amazon led to repeated migrations up the major tributaries including the Madeira, Japurá, Napo, and Ucayali Rivers. Lathrap argued that this population growth was made possible by the extraordinarily rich várzea of the central Amazon. In time, overpopulation, internecine warfare, and/or other factors led some to emigrate in search of comparable lands elsewhere (Lathrap 1970; Brochado 1984).

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Sandy Loam Radiocarbon Date Terra Firme Earth Site Kitchen Garden 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas P. Myers
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  1. 1.University of Nebraska State MuseumLincolnUSA

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