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The Ancient Maya Landscape from SpaceThe Peten, once inhabited by a population of several million before the collapse of the ancient Maya in the 10th and 11th centuries, is being repopulated toward its former demographic peak. Environmental dynamics, however, impose severe constraints to further development. Current practices in subsistence, commercial agriculture, and cattle raising are causing rapid deforestation resulting in the destruction of environmental and archeological resources. The use of remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is a cost-effective methodology for addressing issues in Maya archeology as well as monitoring the environmental impacts being experienced by the current population.
Document ID
20010021263
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Sever, T. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Arnold, James E.
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1999
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.