Recreating Raised Field Agriculture in Bolivia and Peru. A Lesson in Applied Archaeology

„The land of the Lake Titicaca region of Peru and Bolivia was long thought to be unproductive agriculturally. Archaeological projects in the high Andes around Lake Titicaca have documented a vast complex of agricultural earthworks, referred to as „raised fields,“ that supported ancient civilizations in the region. The raised fields were first used around 3000 years ago and were abandoned before or at the time of the arrival of the Spanish.

The raised fields cover a total of 120,000 hectares (300,000 acres) of land, and represent an almost unimaginable effort.“

Autor: K. Kris Hirst

ThoughtCo.

01. Juli 2017

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