Table 6 Maximum sustainable population of each survey block.

Calculations designed to determine the maximum sustainable population within each survey block based on (i) its total measured agricultural area (values adjusted for Late Classic contemporaneity using AgroIndex) and (ii) a minimum swidden area of 0.48 ha/person (mean value of range reported in table S3).

Survey blockUplands
(ha)
Wetlands
(adj. ha)
Modified uplands
(adj. ha)
Pop. capacity
(0.48 ha/person)
Population
(PopIndex 3.16)
Under/over
capacity
% capacity
Naachtun3,3872,2882,57417,06237,88920,827222%
Tikal6,0694074,30522,29838,89216,594174%
Xultun1,99202,84710,00817,4387,430174%
Perú3,89203518,77712,9564,179148%
Tintal5,40938074613,51613,063–45397%
Uaxactun4,2382813,95817,53216,052–1,48092%
Zotz11,485799424,11219,781–4,33182%
Holmul12,8661,3502,32234,20622,796–11,41067%
Corona19,39901440,15011,478–28,67129%
Yala7,73808216,1722,341–13,83114%
Env 18,243013017,319971–16,3476%
Env 210,487524421,887803–21,0844%
PLI survey area95,2054,83617,468243,039194,460–48,5790%