Adaptive Responses of Native Amazonians by Raymond B. Hames and William T. Vickers (Auth.)

By Raymond B. Hames and William T. Vickers (Auth.)

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In the evolution of a garden from first clearing to final abandonment, and in the evolution of a household's settlement from first gardens to the point where shifting to a new residence has become advan­ tageous, we find a predictable progression of forms and strategies of pro­ duction, and this I will attempt to describe here for a single case. But these regularities are almost lost amid the innumerable variations that arise from ADAPTIVE RESPONSES OF ΝΑΉνΕ AMAZONIANS 29 Copyright © 1983 by Academic Press, Inc.

The differences between black and red soils are in the expected direction, but so small that it is not surprising that the Ma­ chiguenga disagree among themselves whether the differences are signifi­ cant. 08 72 20 8 to the hard soils that are high in silt and clay. The sandy soils of the river margin are, expectedly, highest of all in sand content, but unexpectedly low in nitrogen and organic matter. This probably reflects their sandiness, which does not encourage the accumulation of nutrients, but may also in part be due to their desirability and the consequence that all had been cropped with short fallows since 1968.

4. 5. 6. 7. nonkogakerora kametiri kipatsi—"I select good land" nonkarasetakerora—"I clear it" nompotakerora—"I bum it" nompankitakerora—"I plant it" nontsamaitakotakerora—"I cultivate (weed) it" nogakerora shinki—"I harvest maize" nompireatakerora nogakerora ovatsa nogakemparora—"I cut and harvest manioc" 8. nompankitairo pashini sekatsi—"I replant manioc" 9. tera nompankitairo aikyiro—"I will not plant any more" We shall proceed to examine each phase of this process more carefully. Then, we shall attempt to characterize the average horticultural behavior of a typical Machiguenga settlement.

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