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The symbiosis of people and plants

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Ecological engagements among the Makushi Amerindians of Amazonian Guyana
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This ethnoecological study of the Makushi Amerindians of Amazonian Guyana explores the place of plants in the indigenous culture and cosmology. The North Rupununi, the homeland of the Makushi people, is a bioculturally diverse mosaic of neotropical savannahs, forests, and wetlands. As subsistence hunters, fishers, and horticulturalists, the Makushi live in a constant and dynamic interaction with their ecologically rich surroundings. Against the human-faunal bias latent in much Amazonian an...

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socanth
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chri
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ES/I016694/1
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University of Oxford

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