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1

Are the Yanomami more hunter gatherers or more farmers?

Farmers

2

What kind of farming technique do they use?

Slash and burn

3

What means that there is a reliance on fishing?

Heavy flooding in the rainy season

4

What do they not keep in their farming?

Animals

5

What percentage of their diet comes from their cultivated food?

80-90%

6

The plantain is to the Yanomami what the x is to the Dani?

Sweet potato is to the Dani

7

What two other amazonian tribes use slash and burn techniques?

Akwe and Shavante

8

What are they aware not to exceed int he environment?

The carrying capacity which will lead to environmental degradation

9

What kind of fruit do they grow?

Avocado

10

What do they do with Tobacco?

Chew it

11

What do Shamans take?

Hallucinogenic drugs

12

The simplicity of their framing structures presents a difference to what?

The simplicity of their social life

13

How many layers does their cosmos have?

4

14

What is bedu?

Where the departed spirits go

15

What is Earth?

A piece of bedu which broke off

16

How are the deities arranged?

Pantheon order

17

What is a village hosue called?

Shabono

18

How is a Shabono constructed?

Each family builds their own section and then they are joined together to make a large doughnut shaped ring

19

What does not exist in the Shabono?

Privacy

20

How often would they move Shabano?

Every 2 years

21

What is the name of the lineage within there village?

Mashi

22

What kind of descendent relationship do they exhibit?

Patrilineal

23

As well as patrilineal, what else are they?

Agnatic

24

What can a lineage be likened to?

A corporation, the end of the people in it does not mean the end of the lineage

25

What is incest to the Yanamami?

Marrying a parallel cousin

26

If you can't marry a parallel cousin, who can you marry?

A cross cousin

27

What is a cross cousin?

A member of a different linage but is on the side of the mother's brother or the father's sister

28

What do the Shamans practice

Shabori

29

Who do Shaman contact?

Spirits known as Bekura

30

How do Shamans get themselves to a trance state?

Snorting drugs

31

What is Bubi?

The living self

32

What is Borero?

The deceased spirit that goes to bed

33

What is the No'ubudi

The deceased spirit that wanders the forest

34

What is Noresbi?

Spirit animal

35

How do people relate to the spirit Noresbi, their spirit animal

If one is sick, people will want to find this animal in order to heal. IF the animal dies, then you die, if the animal is sick then you are sick

36

What is Noresbi an example of?

ANIMISTIC BELEIF SYSTEM

37

What percentage of the amazon rainforest has gone

12%

38

Why are gold mines harmful?

Produce mercury