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Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

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A form of intensive agriculture widely used in the Basin of Mexico during the early 1st millennium ad, often referred to as ‘floating gardens’. Chinampa were constructed by...

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chinampa

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

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A form of intensive agriculture widely used in the Basin of Mexico during the early 1st millennium ad, often referred to as ‘floating gardens’. Chinampa were constructed by...

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chinampa

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 159 words.

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A form of intensive agriculture widely used in the Basin of Mexico during the early 1st millennium ad,

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Chinampas

Saúl Alcántara Onofre and Lorenza Tovar de Teresa.

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

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Chinampa Agriculture

Teresa Rojas Rabiela.

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

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Aztec Agricultural Production in a Historical Ecological Perspective

Emily McClung de Tapia and Diana Martínez Yrizar.

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...

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Living in a Fluid Landscape

Vera S. Candiani.

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...

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The Pre-Columbian City

WARWICK BRAY.

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...

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Tlatelolco

Jaime Litvak King.

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...

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Aztec expansion through conquest and trade

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....

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