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1 Mayan Agriculture Techniques Crops: Area: Terrain: Technique:

2 This is the Yucatan Peninsula

3 Mayan Agriculture Techniques Crops: squash, beans, corn (maize), cacao, chili peppers. Area: Highlands Lowlands Yucatan Peninsula Terrain: Technique:

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7 Did the Mayan own cows?

8 Mayan Agriculture Techniques Crops: squash, beans, corn (maize), cacao, chili peppers. Area: Highlands Lowlands Yucatan Peninsula Terrain: MountainsSwampsRain Forest Technique:

9 How do you make this into a farm?

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11 Raised Earth Platform Farming

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13 Mayan Agriculture Techniques Crops: squash, beans, corn (maize), cacao, chili peppers. Area: Highlands Lowlands Yucatan Peninsula Terrain: MountainsSwampsRain Forest Technique: Steppe Agriculture Raised- Platform Agriculture Slash-and- burn Agriculture

14 Slash-and-Burn Agriculture

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17 Today, the practice is still used!

18 Why do we need alternatives to this kind of agriculture?

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21 Effects of Slash-and-Burn Positive 1.Makes plenty of land to use for farming. 2.Creates a surplus (extra amount) of food. 3.The food is very nutritious. 4.Easy method of clearing a large amount of land. Negative 1.Destroys habitat for animals. 2.Releases carbon dioxide (greenhouse gasses) into the atmosphere. 3.Destroys the land for future use. 4.Farmer needs to rotate crops.


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