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Ethnogeology at the Core of Basic and Applied Research: Surface Water Systems and Mode of Action of a Natural Antibacterial Clay of the Colombian Amazon

Abstract Amazonia, inhabited and investigated for millennia, continues to astonish scientists with its cultural and natural diversity. Although Amazonia is rapidly changing, its vast and varied landscape still contains a complex natural pharmacopeia. The Amazonian tribes have accrued valuable environmental and geological knowledge that can be studied. This dissertation demonstrates that Indigenous Knowledge considered alongside Western Science can enhance our understanding of the relationship of people to geological materials and hydrological resources, and reveal mineral medicines with practical applications.

I used methods from anthropology and geology to explore the geological knowledge of the Uitoto, a tribe of the Colombian Amazon. The Uitoto... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Londono, Sandra (Author) / Williams, Lynda B (Advisor) / Semken, Steven (Advisor) / Brandt, Elizabeth A (Committee member) / Hartnett, Hilairy H (Committee member) / Raymond, Jason (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geochemistry / Geology / antibacterial clays / Ethnogeology / Geology and health / Uitoto
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 291 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Geological Sciences 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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