Cassava and Chicha

Cassava and Chicha : Bread and Beer of the Amazonian Indians

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The daily routine of Amazonian Indian women centres around the manioc plant, which is carefully processed with highly specialised artefacts to produce cassava bread or coarse toasted flour and manioc beer.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 151.1 x 210.3 x 5.6mm | 140.62g
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w illustrations, plans, transparencies, bibliography, index
  • 0747800081
  • 9780747800088

About Linda Mowat

Linda Mowat graduated in 1981 from the Institute of Archaeology in London and proceeded to the University of Leicester, where she obtained the Graduate Certificate in Museum studies. Her archaeological fieldwork included three seasons in Colombia and while there she was able to visit Indian groups in the tropical forests as well as in the Andes. Since 1984 she has worked as Research Assistant at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.show more

Table of contents

Introduction; The Manioc plant; Cultivation; Processing; Manioc and daily life; Change in Amazonian Society; Museums to Visit; Further readingshow more