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Title Adaptive responses of native Amazonians / edited by Raymond B. Hames, William T. Vickers ; contributors, Stephen Beckerman [and seventeen others]
Published New York, New York : Academic Press, 1983
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Description 1 online resource (535 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies of Anthropology
Studies in anthropology (Academic Press)
Contents Front Cover; Adaptive Responses of Native Amazonians; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Contributors; Preface; CHAPTER 1. Introduction; Introduction; Some Characteristics of Amazonian Ecosystems; Environmental Models of Amazonian Sociocultural Evolution; Environmental Models of AmazonianAdaptive Behavior; The Problem of Adaptation; Part I: Cultivation; CHAPTER 2. Machiguenga Gardens; Introduction; Garden Making; Planting; Weeding; Harvest; The Life Cycle of a Garden; Input-Output; Conclusion; Notes; CHAPTER 3. The Cultivation of Manioc among the Kuikuru of the UpperXingú; Introduction
CHAPTER 6. Shotguns, Blowguns, and Spears: TheAnalysis of Technological EfficiencyIntroduction; Relevant Environmental and CulturalFeatures; Hunting Behavior and Technology; Data Collection; The Kill and Its Meaning; Impact of the Shotgun; Comparison of the Blowgun to the Bow; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; CHAPTER 7. Why Do the Mekranoti Trek?; Introduction; Explanations for Trekking; Cross-Cultural Tests; Conclusion; Note; CHAPTER 8. Cocamilla Fishing: Patch Modification andEnvironmental Buffering in the Amazon Várzea; Introduction; Theoretical Background; Data Collection
ConclusionsAcknowledgments; Notes; Part II: Hunting and Fishing; CHAPTER 5. Neotropical Hunting among the Ache ofEastern Paraguay; Introduction; Environmental and Historical Background; Ecology and Area of Study; Prey Species and Hunting Techniques; Daily Hunting Routine; Data Collection; Time Allocation for Subsistence; Hunting Returns and Comparisonof Technologies; The Optimal Diet Model and HuntingStrategy; Variance in Hunting Returnsbetween Individuals and Age Groups; Band Size and Hunting Returns; Pursuit Group Size; Summary and Discussion; Acknowledgments; Notes
Historical Background of the CocamillaThe Ecological Context; Fishing Sites and Techniques; Techniques and Personnel Involved in LakeFishing; Storage of Fish; Buffering Environmental Fluctuations; Gross Fishing Production; Discussion; Summary and Conclusions; Acknowledgments; Notes; CHAPTER 9. Carpe Diem: An Optimal ForagingApproach to Bari Fishing and Hunting; Introduction; Theoretical Background; Methods and Findings; Discussion; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 10. Adaptation and Ethnozoological Classification: Theoretical Implications of Animal Resources and Diet of the Aguarunaand Huambisa
The HabitatClearing the Forest; Plot Characteristics; Planting; Crop Care; Overall Cycle of Cultivation; Harvesting; The Processing of Manioc; Varieties of Manioc; Storage; Manioc and the Supernatural; Abandonment and Reforestation; Overview and Interpretation; Notes; CHAPTER 4. Adaptive Strategies of Wakuenai People to the Oligotrophic Rain Forest of the RioNegro Basin; Introduction; The Rio Negro Basin; The Rio Negro Population; Uxorilocal Residence: Father-in-LawLeadership in Economic Production; Patrilocal/Uxorilocal Residence: Father-in-Law Leadership in Horizontal/VerticalIntegration
Summary Adaptive Responses of Native Amazonians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human ecology -- Amazon River Valley.
Indians of South America -- Amazon River Valley -- Social conditions.
Indians of South America -- Amazon River Valley -- Social life and customs.
Amazon River Valley -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Beckerman, Stephen, contributor
Hames, Raymond B., editor
Vickers, William T., editor
ISBN 1483294234 (e-book)
9781483294230 (e-book)