Llanos de Mojos

Llanos de Mojos

 

a natural region in the area between the lower reaches of the Beni and Mamore rivers in Bolivia. It is an alluvial lowland, flooded from December through June by the overflow of the rivers. The climate is moist (precipitation of up to 2,200 mm per year) and hot (average monthly temperatures from 23°C to 26°C). The region is covered with variably moist evergreen and savanna woodlands.

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Then there are four on `raised and drained fields', with separate chapters devoted to the archaeology of the Llanos de Mojos and the Titicaca basin.
Radar images from eastern Marajo indicate a topography of natural ridges and swales not unlike the artificial ditches and causeways found in so many other parts of lowland South America such as the Llanos de Mojos (Denevan 1966; Erikson 1995); the French Guiana shore (Rostain 1988); the Guayas Basin in Ecuador; and the San Jorge Basin in Columbia.
This interpretation is extended to explain gaps in other sequences around the same interval from such varied areas as: Llanos de Mojos (Bolivian Amazon), Lago de Silves/Lower Uatuma (central Amazon), lower Xingu (lower Amazon) (Meggers 1995: 31).
The aboriginal cultural geography of the Llanos de Mojos of Bolivia.