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Author Faust, Betty Bernice.

Title Mexican rural development and the plumed serpent : technology and Maya cosmology in the tropical forest of Campeche, Mexico / Betty Bernice Faust ; foreword by Betty J. Meggers.

Published Westport, Conn. ; London : Bergin & Garvey, 1998.

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 UniM Bail  306.349089974 FAUS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxviii, 190 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [165]-180) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Plumed Serpent and Rural Development -- 1. Fieldwork: Navigating Friendships in the Dark -- 2. Maya Cultural Heritage -- 3. Past Transformations of Maya Technology -- 4. Working for Water from the Earth and the Sky -- 5. Growing the Sacred Bread -- 6. The Plumed Serpent, Rural Development, and the Future of the Biosphere.
Summary This ethnography examines the struggles of the Maya community of Pich, Campeche, and the relationship between technology and the Maya cosmology.
Subject Mayas -- Agriculture.
Maya cosmology.
Mayas -- Antiquities.
Human ecology -- Mexico -- Campeche (State)
Biotic communities -- Mexico -- Campeche (State)
Technology and civilization.
Rural development -- Yucatán Peninsula.
Water resources development -- Mexico -- Campeche (State)
Campeche (Mexico : State) -- Environmental conditions.
Campeche (Mexico : State) -- Social conditions.
Campeche (Mexico : State) -- Antiquities.
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