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Ifugao

Ifugao Rice Terraces
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilEra: BCDateCreated: BC 100BananueCountry: PhilippinesWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/ifugao-rice-terraces/

This is the oldest and most extensive use of terraces in the world. The 20,000 hectares of terraces represent a rearrangement of the Cordillera Mountain Range from bedrock to topsoil. The engineering principles of hydrology, sustainable development, and efficient use of water resources and irrigation are all embodied in the careful design of this ancestral land management program. 

Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/AgricmarketingImage Caption: Using only the simplest tools, the first inhabitants of Ifugao began the construction of 20,000 hectares of the oldest and most extensively used terraces.Era_date_from: BC 100
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