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dc.creatorRuiz Cubillo, Paulo
dc.creatorMana, Sara
dc.creatorGutiérrez, Amalia
dc.creatorAlarcón Zamora, Gerardo Miguel
dc.creatorGarro Mora, José Francisco
dc.creatorSoto Bonilla, Gerardo J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-19T21:57:50Z
dc.date.available2021-05-19T21:57:50Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationhttp://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feart.2018.00013/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Earth_Science&id=313733
dc.identifier.issn2296-6463
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/83499
dc.description.abstractCritical Zones (CZ) in tropical environments, especially near active volcanoes, are rich in resources such as water, food, and construction materials. In Central America, people have lived near volcanic centers for thousands of years and learned to take advantage of these resources. Understanding how pre-Hispanic societies lived in this type of CZs and interacted with volcanoes, provides us with insights on how to reduce the negative impact derived from volcanic activity in modern cities. In this multidisciplinary approach we focus on two case studies in Costa Rica near Poás and Turrialba volcanoes, which are currently active, in order to obtain a comprehensive view of human-volcano interactions through time. We use a methodology based on historical accounts, geological and archeological fieldwork, geomorphological characterization based on remote sensing techniques and past (pre-Hispanic), and present land use analysis. The northern Poás region represents a case of a poorly developed pre-Hispanic society, which subsisted mainly on hunting and gathering activities, had no permanent settlements and was probably affected by the activity of the Hule and Río Cuarto maars. In spite of their vulnerability and lack of infrastructure, they used geomorphology to their advantage, achieving natural protection. Conversely, the Guayabo National Monument (GNM) near Turrialba Volcano represents a cultural peak in pre-Hispanic societies in Costa Rica. Archeological remains and structures at this site indicate that this society had a good understanding of physical and geological processes and was therefore able to take advantage of natural resources for water and food supply, construction, and protection as well as hazard prevention and mitigation. The use of new technologies, some accessible and low-cost such as Google Earth and others with restricted access and higher costs such as LiDAR, allowed us to complete a rapid and efficient characterization of land use and geomorphological features of the study area. This study helps to establish how some locations near volcanic edifices are more prone the effects of volcanic hazards than others and why this data should be included in volcanic risk assessment and land planning processes.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Geological Sciences, Salem State Universityes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipPosgrado Estudios Mesoamericanos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Méxicoes_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.sourceFrontiers in Earth Science. Quaternary Science, Geomorphology and Paleoenvironment, Vol. 6, Art. 13.es_ES
dc.subjectGuayaboes_ES
dc.subjectPoáses_ES
dc.subjectTurrialbaes_ES
dc.subjectPrehispánicoes_ES
dc.subjectpre-Hispanices_ES
dc.subjectCritical Zonees_ES
dc.subjectLand usees_ES
dc.subjectHuman-volcano interactiones_ES
dc.subjectHolocenees_ES
dc.titleGeomorphological Insights on Human-Volcano Interactions and Use of Volcanic Materials in Pre-Hispanic Cultures of Costa Rica, through the Holocenees_ES
dc.typeartículo científico
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/feart.2018.00013
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Sociales::Facultad de Ciencias Sociales::Escuela de Antropologíaes_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ingeniería::Laboratorio Nacional de Materiales y Modelos Estructurales (LanammeUCR)es_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Básicas::Facultad de Ciencias::Escuela Centroamericana de Geologíaes_ES


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