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1 January 2002 COVER ARTICLE: The Use, Construction, and Importance of Canoes Among the Maijuna of the Peruvian Amazon
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Canoe construction was studied in a Maijuna community to better understand the role and significance of canoes in the life and subsistence strategies of an Amazonian group. In this community the types of canoes constructed and used by the Maijuna have changed considerably over the past 20 years. Twenty-seven species were identified as being specifically employed by the Maijuna to construct the type of dugout canoe currently being made in the community. The scarcity of preferred species used for canoe hulls directly affects the trees chosen for construction and may have been a contributing factor behind the complete switch from making the traditional type of dugout canoe.

Michael P. Gilmore, W. Hardy Eshbaugh, and Adolph M. Greenberg "COVER ARTICLE: The Use, Construction, and Importance of Canoes Among the Maijuna of the Peruvian Amazon," Economic Botany 56(1), (1 January 2002). https://doi.org/10.1663/0013-0001(2002)056[0010:CATUCA]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 January 2002
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