Edited By: Colin McEwan, Cristiana Barreto and Eduardo Neves
304 pages, Col photos, bw photos, illus, figs, maps
Brings to life the long and complex history of human occupation of this vast area, offering a radical revision of long-held views about the relative simplicity of nomadic hunting-and-gathering tropical forest groups. What emerges in this book is a picture of sophisticated archaeological and ethnographical cultures with rich artistic traditions. The volume is beautifully illustrated with images of archaeological and ethnographical material: drawn from twenty Brazilian and European collections and brought together for the first time for the Unknown Amazon exhibition (British Museum, Autumn 2001).
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