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Myth and Landscape in Oriental Peru and in Alto Rio Negro

Grant number: 11/19175-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Indigenous Ethnology
Principal researcher:Geraldo Luciano Andrello
Grantee:Lênon Thomas Teixeira Kramer
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The present project proposes to realize a bibliographic review of a set of etnographies about two defferent regions: the Peruvian Pre-Andean Amazon, or Montaña, and the Northwest Amazon region. The proposal is to make a comparison focusing on the distinct ways that people constitute their landscapes by means of the mythical narratives. The articulation between these cases relate to the presence of important arawakan groups in that two areas, but inserted in socio-historic contexts completely distincts: in Northwest Amazon arawak people have as neighbours the eastern tukano, while in the pre-andean region their neighbours are the peoples of pano language. While the arawak present great territorial dispersion, both tukano and pano lie only on that two regions.

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