Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Social, Behavioral & Global Studies
This research analyzes the use of Traditional Mayan Ecological Knowledge (TEK) as an alternative modality to contemporary land resource management in an effort to revive the native jungle of Chiapas, Mexico. Traditional ecological knowledge refers to the knowledge, practice, and belief system passed down through generations regarding the environment and our relationship to it. This paper will look at the indigenous Mayan Lacandon’s Use of TEK via swidden to try to regrow their indigenous forest. I argue that swidden, though controversial, is both sustainable and effective.
Chavez, Samantha, "The Use of Lacandon Swidden in Deforested Chiapas" (2020). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 865.