At 08:21 AM 10/7/2002 -1000, Michael J. Antal, Jr. wrote:
>Hi Ron: you have done a great service to the community by obtaining these
>articles so quickly. They are among the most interesting I have read. I
>strongly endorse your proposal to archive them! Michael.
Hi Ron and listers;
I second the motion -- and when mounted -- please post the Url!
Northern Belize has huge areas of just ‘Terra Preta’ -- on top of a white
This small area was home to the ancient City State of Chetumal -- which had
a population of over 2 million 2000 years ago.
True ‘Terra Preta’ -- pottery shards and all.
I do not doubt that the charcoal comes from the Milpa agriculture practiced.
I have a small pile of pottery shards from just chopping and raking my
house property here.
I suspect the shards are from burned out refuse piles that are later spread
on the land.
Not all ‘Terra Preta’ has the same amount. If you walk through the cane
fields at the old ruins -- "Adventura" -- you find so very much of shards.
The further off in the bush -- from ruins -- the less shards.
But then -- living here is probably like living on top of New York City --
as in the Planet of the Apes.
Only the large temples remain as evidence -- the rest is just unlimited low
mounds of house floors.
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