The Ethnobotany of the Yanomami Indians

Ghillean T. Prance


The  following was originally presented as a keynote ad-
dress to the Building Bridges with Traditional Knowledge
Summit meeting held  in Honolulu, Hawai’i  in May- June
2001.  At  the  time,  controversy  over  the  publication  of
Darkness  in El Dorado was  raging. Sir Ghillean Prance
provided this introduction to a pictoral essay on Yanomani
ethnobotany.  It is included here because it presented an
ethnobiologist’s perspective on the controversy as well as
a brief overview of literature on yanomani ethnobotany.

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