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Ancient TiticacaThe Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia$
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Charles Stanish

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520232457

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520232457.001.0001

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The Geography and Paleoecology of the Titicaca Basin

The Geography and Paleoecology of the Titicaca Basin

(p.30) Chapter 3 The Geography and Paleoecology of the Titicaca Basin
Ancient Titicaca

Charles Stanish

University of California Press

This chapter describes the modern and prehistoric paleoecology and geography of the ancient Titicaca Basin. It explains that the Titicaca Basin is classified as an intertropical climatic zone, based on its geographical location and high solar radiation, but its high altitude and concomitant montane qualities alter its tropical character toward typical alpine conditions. It describes the soil type, vegetation, land use, and climate in the basin.

Keywords:   Titicaca Basin, paleoecology, geography, intertropical climatic zone, alpine conditions

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