Sunday, November 23, 2008

images_tenochtitlan and chinampas

Tenochtitlan is an Aztec City built on a lake, an island city. Its agriculture was based on chinampas, "narrow, rectangular beds or platforms, which are constructed by alternating layers of lake mud and thick mats of decaying vegetation (cespedes) o ver shallow lake bottoms, or in marshy zones" (Calnek 105). For more information about Tenochtitlan, click here, or for chinampas click here.

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