In agriculture a raised platform or raised field is a large cultivated elevation meant to allow cultivators to control some environmental factors like flooding. Examples of raised field agriculture can be found among some Pre-Hispanic cultures of Latin America like some from tropical lowlands and the Budi Lake Mapuche.
- What is Raised Field Agriculture?
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