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UC Scientists Determine That Ancient Maya Practiced Forest Conservation--3,000 Years Ago


July 20, 2009

temple An interdisciplinary team, led by paleoethnobotanist David Lentz of the University of Cincinnati (UC), has concluded that not only did the Maya people practice forest management, but when they abandoned their forest conservation practices, it was to the detriment of the entire Mayan culture. This visit, the first allowed by the Guatemalan government from a North American university in more than 40 years, is the first of two that the UC team will be conducting. Full Story

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