Accession Number : AD0447300

Title :   THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF A MEXICAN MUNICIPIO VILLA LAS ROSAS, CHIAPAS,

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV IL

Personal Author(s) : Hill, A. David

Report Date : DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The realization that most men subsist at levels of material comfort far below those of others has posed the problem, particularly attacked by economists, of economic underdevelopment. The idea that cultures change in the face of contact with others has held the attention of anthropologists. These two interests underlie this paper, but it focuses principally upon the changing character of the cultural landscape--that composite of features, visible on the earth's surface, which gives evidence of man's occupancy. The idea that the landscape reflects significant cultural conditions, thereby evincing the areal importance and character of man's activity has gained, in American geography, its greatest momentum from Professor Carl O. Sauer at the University of California. This study offers no substantial modifications of that idea. However, it suggests that the interpretation of the cultural landscape offers an additional means, geographically-oriented, by which economic and cultural change may be studied. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MEXICO, *AGRICULTURE, *SOCIOLOGY, ECONOMICS, RAINFALL, ECOLOGY, TERRAIN, BOVINES, SUCROSE, PRODUCTION, TEMPERATURE, ROADS, CULTURE, POPULATION, LANGUAGE.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE