publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

History of natural resource use and environmental impacts in an interfluvial upland forest area in western Amazonia

Anders Sirén;
Open Access
  • Published: 04 Apr 2014
Abstract
Much of the research done on environmental impacts by Amazonian indigenous peoples in the past focus on certain areas where archaeological remains are particularly abundant, such as the Amazon River estuary, the seasonally inundated floodplain of the lower Amazon, and various sites in the forest-savannah mosaic of the southern Amazon The environmental history of interfluvial upland areas has received less attention. This study reconstructed the history of human use of natural resources in an upland area of 1400 km2 surrounding the indigenous Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon, based on oral history elicited from local elders as well as histori...
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free text keywords: Amazonia, Ecuador, Environmental history, Forest clearing, Hunting, Indigenous peoples, Artikkelit, lcsh:Geography (General), lcsh:G1-922, Indigenous, Amazon rainforest, Amazonian, Estuary, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Floodplain, Alluvial plain, Ecology, Natural resource
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