Ancient Andean Tribes: the Kogi and the Kallawaya Comparison Essay by Master Researcher

Ancient Andean Tribes: the Kogi and the Kallawaya
This paper describes the similarities and differences between two Andean tribes' adaptation to their environment.
# 88275 | 900 words | 2 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Anthropology (South American) , Agricultural Studies (General)

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This paper describes how two native tribes, the Kogi and the Kallawaya, have adapted to the conditions of the Andes mountains. There are similarities and differences in how these two groups have approached survival in this harsh climate. Both groups have relied on vertical farming and living in order to maximize arable land for food production and dwelling.

From the Paper:

"Ancient Andean Tribes: the Kogi and the Kallawaya The Andes mountain range is home to two different groups of native dwellers. One group, the Kogi tribe, descendants of the Tairona, lives in the mountains of Colombia. The second group, the Kallawaya, is native to Bolivia. Both groups have adapted effectively to living in the harsh Andes climate; however, they have adapted quite differently from each other. This paper will be used to describe several of the similarities and several of the differences that exist between these groups. The ancient Andean tribes created a method of adapting to their environment known as `verticality' or the `vertical archipelago.' The tribes that lived in these hostile mountain regions created a series of pastures and croplands that often stretched for "sixty or more kilometers from top to bottom, [which] allowed a critical mass of people to assemble who could undertake the enormous work of terracing"

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