Lecture 18 Amazon

Lecture 18 Amazon - Monday, Nov 2 To Do List Cast Study...

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Monday, Nov 2 To Do List • Cast Study – Urbanism in the central Amazon Extra Credit Due on Wed.
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Perceptions of the Amazon • Pristine tropical forest • Millennia old • Threatened with destruction by global capitalist markets
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Perceptions of the Amazon • Minimal human impact in past • Indigenous people • Few, “Simple” • Small scale hunting & swidden farming • Ecologically minded
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New Evidence • Large and numerous archaeological sites • Amazon Dark Earths (ADE) • Anthropogenic forest composition
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Environmental Background • Amazonia – Watershed of Amazon and Orinoco Rivers – Enormous basin receiving runoff from Andes and other mountains – “Tropical” misleadingly - over-general – Attitudinally variable – Variable climate
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Environmental Background – Equally variable vegetation and animal life – High Biodiversity – Contains worlds largest area of tropical forests – Impact on global climate
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• Largely unknown, especially until last decade • Methods used include survey, excavation, interviews with native
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