What is it about?
Although focused on the Peruvian Andean region as a case study, the implications of human cultural attitudes toward the natural world, the importance of water and an appreciation of alternative ways of being in the world are of global importance. Using archaeology and travel writing, the article discusses the environmental relations of Peru's pre-Hispanic civilisations and how their achievements at managing water can inform the water issues/pressures that are emerging today.
Why is it important?
History is far more than a subject that examines bygone periods/times. This article discusses the alternative environmental relations of pre-Hispanic civilisations, and then shows how the historical evidence is of equal importance today - and to all nations in a world of climate change and resource scarcity.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Rupert Medd