Amazonia: Its Lands and Peoples

South America’s Amazon River has fascinated westerners ever since it was first discovered in the 16th century. Sometimes called a “Green Hell,” it has been identified with El Dorado Indians who use poisoned arrows and powerful hallucinogens, fearsome animals, lost cities and magical plants as modern medicines. All in all, it is one of the least understood and most endangered regions in the 21st century world. In this course, we examine various facets of its geography, archaeology, modern Native American and Mestizo populations, and the challenges presented by deforestation, cultural extinction and globalization

Tuesday, 18 July, 2017

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