October 5, 2011 Building with renewable materials: wood, reeds and palm thatch • House made entirely of woven and plaited palm fronds (Tamil Nadu, South India) • Villages on islands o Island of the Ma’dan, southern Iraq Between the confluence of Tigris and Euphrates rivers Farmers and water buffalo herders • Ma’dan mudhif (guest house) build of qasab reeds in S. Iraq • Lake Titicaca (Bolivia) o 13,000 feet of elevation o Dwellings and boats of tutora reeds o Aymara woman preparing food amidst tutora reed dwellings Uros floating island • Roofing with palm thatch (Yucatan, Mexico) • Roof frame ready to receive thatch o Several advantages o Smoke goes through thatch and out the top Healthier for a woman o Permeable: heat can escape
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course ANTH 123 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at UNC.