in The Oxford Companion to the Garden
January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden. 259 words.
Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico. A highly productive agricultural system developed around 1265 to increase the available arable land by encroaching
in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of the Americas. 1074 words.
Chinampas are plots of soil built up on wetlands of a lake or freshwater swamp for agricultural purposes. They are
in The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs
January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .
Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region; Industrial Archaeology. 4754 words.
This chapter provides a brief discussion of the main themes relevant to historical ecology and how it differs from cultural ecology as used in Mesoamerican archaeology. A historical...
in Dreaming of Dry Land
June 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11609 words.
In the lacustrine basin of Mexico, pre-Hispanic technologies of water and wetland ecosystems management had developed at both the city-state and village scales. Village hydraulic and soil...
in Mexico City through History and Culture
May 2009; p ublished online February 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 6027 words.
This chapter attempts to visualize how Tenochtitlan may have looked and functioned before the Spanish invasion. This usually assumed barbaric society with a culture of sacrificing thousand...
in Grove Art Online
August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 1081 words.
Site in the Basin of Mexico, now part of modern Mexico City. It was a ceremonial centre and later a city state, becoming politically and economically incorporated by the Mexica Aztecs of...
in The Aztecs
December 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6435 words.
‘Aztec expansion through conquest and trade’ examines the Codex Mendoza. The Codex Mendoza is a rare example of Spanish and Aztec cooperation, and tells the story of the Aztec people....
in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition
January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2944 words.
While the role played by the people of equatorial Africa in the colonization of Latin America is relatively well known, it is for the most part an impersonal history that emerges from...