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Cassava and Chicha: Bread and Beer of the Amazonian Indians

Linda Mowat

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ISBN 10: 0747800081 / ISBN 13: 9780747800088
Published by Shire Publications, 1999
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Cassava and Chicha: Bread and Beer of the ...

Publisher: Shire Publications

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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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.

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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.

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