Slash-and-Burn Agriculture

Slash-and-Burn Agriculture

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Credit: JACQUES JANGOUX/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Slash-and-burn agriculture practiced by Indians of the Guyana Highlands of Venezuela. A woman and her daughter return from their garden with a harvest of firewood, sweet potatoes and cotton.

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Keywords: agriculture, anthropology, basket, carry, carrying, cotton, crop, cultivation, daughter, deforestation, female, firewood, forest, girl, guiana, guyana, harvest, harvested, harvesting, highlands, indian, indigenous, mother, native, people, person, rain forest, rainforest, shifting, slash and burn, south america, south american, subsistence, sweet potato, swidden, traditional, tropical, tropics, venezuela, venezuelan, woman, working

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