Abstract

Since 1965 I have made several attempts to estimate the native population of Amazonia in 1492. My original method was to determine rough habitat densities, which project to totals for Greater Amazonia of from 5.1 to 6.8 million. I have rejected this method, given that the denser populations were mostly clustered rather than evenly dispersed. I nevertheless still believe that a total of at least five to six million is reasonable and as many as 10 million when dense terra preta populations are considered.

Abstract

Desde 1965 he hecho varios intentos para estimar la población nativa de la Amazonía en 1492. Mi método original fue determinar las densidades de cada hábitat, que se proyectan a los totales para la Gran Amazonia de 5.1 a 6. 8 millones. Ahora he rechazado este método, dado que las poblaciones más densas se agruparon sobre todo en vez de uniformemente dispersado. Sin embargo, sigo creyendo que un total de, al menos, cinco y seis millones es razonable, y hasta diez millones cuando se consideran densas poblaciones mantenidas por la terra preta.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1548-5811
Print ISSN
1545-2476
Pages
pp. 207-221
Launched on MUSE
2014-06-05
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.