Indigenous resource exploitation

TitleIndigenous resource exploitation
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsEden, MJ
Book TitleEcology and Land Management in Amazonia
Date Published1990
PublisherBelhaven Press
CityNew York/London
ISBN1-85293-118-3; 978-1-85293-118-6
Call NumberGF532.A4E34 1990
KeywordsAmazon River region; American Indians; Andoke; anteater; aquatic resources; archaeology; Brazil; Colombia; crop production; environmental policy; fishing; food sources; Guyana; hunter-gatherer; maize; manioc; Native Americans; natural resource conservation; nutrition; Piaroa; polyculture; rainforests; shifting cultivation; South America; swiddens; timber; tubers; Uanano; Venezuela; wetlands; Witoto; Yanomamo

This document looks at various forms of indigenous resource exploitation in the Amazon basin. It details plant and animal (both wild and cultivated) use in the forest, savannas, and wetlands by numerous tribes. European influence is also briefly discussed.


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