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dc.contributor.authorComberti, Claudia
dc.contributor.editorMeharry, J. Eva
dc.contributor.editorHaboucha, Rebecca
dc.contributor.editorComer, Margaret
dc.contributor.otherThornton, Thomas F.
dc.contributor.otherBennett, Aoife
dc.contributor.otherBernstein, Meredith Root
dc.description.abstractMainstream conservation and management of ecosystems often follow the philosophy that humans need to be excluded from the natural world in order to protect it. While this may be justified in certain isolated cases, ‘fortress-style conservation’ is often problematic. Countless examples exist of native peoples being removed from their homelands in the name of conservation, often from places they have inhabited and influenced for hundreds of years. Ancient landscapes shaped by long-term interactions between humans and their environments show the potent role past human societies have played in shaping the current natural world including cultivation and enhancement of critical ecosystem services. This article explores some of these ancient landscapes, specifically the eathworks in the Lanos de Moxos region of northeastern Bolivia, and asseses their potential as an adaptation and agricultural development strategy in response to anticipated climate change in this part of the Amazon.
dc.publisherArchaeological Review from Cambridge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesArchaeological Review from Cambridge: Volume 32.2: On the Edge of the Anthropocene?
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subjectcultural landscapes
dc.subjecthistorical ecology
dc.subjectecosystem management
dc.subjectancient earthworks
dc.titleClimate change adaptation, development and archaeology in the Amazon
prism.publicationNameArchaeological Review from Cambridge

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