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Adaptive responses of native Amazonians

Author: Raymond B Hames; William T Vickers; Stephen Beckerman
Publisher: New York, New York : Academic Press, 1983. ©1983
Series: Studies in anthropology (Academic Press)
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Adaptive responses of native Amazonians.
New York, New York : Academic Press, ©1983
xv, 516 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond B Hames; William T Vickers; Stephen Beckerman
ISBN: 9781483294230 1483294234
OCLC Number: 899000204
Description: 1 online resource (535 pages) : illustrations.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Series Title: Studies in anthropology (Academic Press)
Responsibility: edited by Raymond B. Hames, William T. Vickers ; contributors, Stephen Beckerman [and seventeen others].

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