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Columbus' footprint in PAGES Magazine

Shortly after Columbus' landing in the New World in 1492 CE, indigenous land use diminished and cattle grazing was introduced. Large-scale agriculture in the Cibao Valley, northern Dominican Republic, did not develop before the 17th century. Here, we read the environmental history of the Cibao Valley from two sediment cores.

The previously published article Columbus' footprint, by Castilla-Beltr├ín et al.) is now available in a shortened version in PAGES Magazine. Click this link to read the article.

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