By Johannes Lehmann, Dirse C. Kern, Bruno Glaser, William I. Woods
Darkish Earths are a testomony to vanished civilizations of the Amazon Basin, yet can also resolution how huge societies may maintain extensive agriculture in an atmosphere of infertile soils. This booklet examines their foundation, homes, and administration. Questions stay: have been they deliberately produced or a spinoff of habitation. extra new and multidisciplinary views by means of prime specialists may well pave the best way for the following revolution in soil administration within the humid tropics.
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The paucity of detailed archaeological evidence has prevented us from understanding when agriculture began in Amazônia thus far. The transition to fully agricultural economies in pre-Columbian Amazônia was surely a long-term process, not a short-term rupture with hunting and gathering, and it was likely associated with ancient patterns of resource management. In this sense, ADE formation should be understood within the general framework of the history of natural resource management because there seems to be a strong correlation between ADE formation and some degree of sedentism associated with agricultural food production.
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Amazonian Dark Earths: Origin, Properties, Management by Johannes Lehmann, Dirse C. Kern, Bruno Glaser, William I. Woods