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A Study of Ethnogeological Knowledge and Other Traditional Scientific Knowledge in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic

Abstract Ethnogeology is the scientific study of human relationships with the Earth as a system, typically conducted within the context of a specific culture. Indigenous or historically resident people may perceive local places differently from outside observers trained in the Western tradition. Ethnogeologic knowledge includes traditional indigenous knowledge (alternatively referred to as traditional ecological knowledge or TEK), which exceeds the boundaries of non-Indigenous ideas of physical characteristics of the world, tends to be more holistic, and is culturally framed. In this ethnogeological study, I have implemented several methods of participatory rapid assessment (PRA) from the discipline of field ethnography to collect culturally framed... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Garcia, Angel Antonio (Author) / Semken, Steven (Advisor) / Brandt, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Shock, Everett (Committee member) / Bowman, Catherine (Committee member) / Anbar, Ariel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geology / Science education / Caribbean studies / Ethnogeology / Field ethnography / Karst / Place / Place-based education / Traditional Knowledge
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 156 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Geological Sciences 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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