Articles | Volume 1, issue 1
SOIL, 1, 65–81, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-65-2015
SOIL, 1, 65–81, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-65-2015

Original research article 06 Jan 2015

Original research article | 06 Jan 2015

Soil properties and pre-Columbian settlement patterns in the Monumental Mounds Region of the Llanos de Moxos, Bolivian Amazon

U. Lombardo et al.

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In the present paper we explore to what degree soil properties might have influenced pre-Columbian settlement patterns in the Monumental Mounds Region (MMR) of the Llanos de Moxos (LM), Bolivian Amazon. This study provides new data on the soil properties of the south-eastern Bolivian Amazon and reinforces the hypothesis that environmental constraints and opportunities exerted an important role on pre-Columbian occupation patterns and the population density reached in the Bolivian Amazon.