Table of contents for The last pescadores of Chimalhuacãaan, Mexico : an archaeological ethnography / Jeffrey R. Parsons.

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Chapter 1: Introduction
Western Bias and the Unique Aspects of Ancient Mesoamerica
Agriculture, Pastoralism, and Wild Resources: Ethnographic and Archaeological Perspectives
Wetland Ecology
The Scope and Objectives of this Monograph
The Organization of this Monograph
Chapter 2: The Lacustrine and Marshland Environment in the Valley of Mexico
The Changing Size of the Lakes and Marshes
Documented Changes in Salinity and Alkalinity during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Insights from Studies of Marshland Ecology in the U.S. Great Basin
Insights from Environmental Studies in Lake Chad, North-Central Africa
Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 3: The Historically Documented Utilization of Aquatic Resources in the Valley of Mexico, A.D. 1500-1970
The Sixteenth-Century Sources
The Seventeenth-, Eighteenth-, Nineteenth-, and Twentieth-Century Sources
Overall Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 4: Species Identification
Aquatic Insects
Miscellaneous Lacustrine Fauna (Molluscs, Crustaceans, Snails, Frogs)
Other Aquatic Plants
Chapter 5: Collecting and Processing Aquatic Fauna at Chimalhuac¿n in 1992
Folk Taxonomy of Collected Aquatic Fauna
The Collecting Nets
Drying the Netted Insects
The Ahuauhtle Nursery
Harvesting and Drying the Ahuauhtle
Preparing the Edible Insects and Fish for Human Consumption
Netting Waterfowl
Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 6: Comparative Perspectives: The Documented Use of Aquatic Resources in Other Regions
The Upper Lerma Drainage (Toluca Region), Mexico 
The Great Basin, Western U.S. 
The Titicaca Basin, Peru and Bolivia 
The Tigris-Euphrates Delta, Iraq and Iran 
The Lake Chad Basin, Western Chad
Overall Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 7: Archaeological Implications
Issues of Taphonomy
The Essential Elements of Traditional Aquatic Economies
Archaeological Insights from the U.S. Great Basin
Potential Archaeological Signatures of Aquatic Resource Use in the Valley of Mexico
Archaeological Insights into Aquatic Economy and Cosmology in the Valley of Mexico
Overall Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 8: Overall Conclusions
Consequences of the Absence of Pastoralism in Ancient Mesoamerica
The Domestication of Wetlands in the Valley of Mexico
The Control, Distribution, and Exchange of Aquatic Resources
The Archaeological Implications
Future Research Directions

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Indians of Mexico -- Fishing -- Mexico -- Santa Marãaia Chimalhuacãaan.
Indians of Mexico -- Ethnobotany -- Mexico -- Santa Marãaia Chimalhuacãaan.
Indians of Mexico -- Food -- Mexico -- Santa Marãaia Chimalhuacãaan.
Fish remains (Archaeology) -- Mexico -- Santa Marãaia Chimalhuacãaan.
Plant remains (Archaeology) -- Mexico -- Santa Marãaia Chimalhuacãaan.
Wetland ecology -- Mexico -- Santa Marãaia Chimalhuacãaan.
Aquatic plants -- Mexico -- Santa Marãaia Chimalhuacãaan.
Aquaculture -- Mexico -- Santa Marãaia Chimalhuacãaan.
Santa Marãaia Chimalhuacãaan (Mexico) -- Social life and customs.
Santa Marãaia Chimalhuacãaan (Mexico) -- Antiquities.