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Northern Iroquoian Horticulture and Insect Infestation: A Cause for Village Removal

TitleNorthern Iroquoian Horticulture and Insect Infestation: A Cause for Village Removal
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsStarna, WA, Hamell, GR, Butts, WL
JournalEthnohistory
Volume31
Pagination197-207
Keywordsanthropology
Abstract
Employing ethnological, historical, and entomological data, this paper examines the issue of insect infestation of cultivated fields among Northern Iroquoians as a cause for village removal. It is concluded that by adding another systemic variable to the issue of shifting villages among such groups our understanding of the complexities of the adaptive process of horticulture is enhanced.
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/482621
DOI10.2307/482621