Wine, Beer, Snuff, Medicine, and Loss of Diversity - Ethnobotanical travels in the Georgian Caucasus

Authors

  • Rainer W Bussmann
  • Narel Y Paniagua Zambrana
  • Shalva Sikharulidze
  • Zaal Kikvidze
  • David Kikodze
  • Tamar Jinjikhadze
  • Tamaz Shanshiashvili
  • Dato Chelidze
  • Ketevan Batsatsashvili
  • Niki Bakanidze

Abstract

Research was conducted in July 2013 as part of an
ethnobotany research-training course in Georgia
(საქართველო). After obtaining prior informed consent for
interviews and photographs, semi-structured interviews
were conducted with participants in local villages.
Images were taken of the physical environment (soils, water
features, and other geographical context elements), biological
environment (parts of plants used, whole plants,
animals, ecosystems, landscapes), and cultural environment
(artifacts, villages, crop fields, and other anthropogenic
landscapes, individuals and groups interacting with
each other or the researchers, and people conducting daily
tasks of life). Most of the photographs were taken opportunistically
and only Figures 79-81 were “staged.”

Author Biography

Rainer W Bussmann

Director William L. Brown Center and Wm. L. Brown Curator for Economic Botany

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Published

2014-07-16

How to Cite

Bussmann, R. W., Paniagua Zambrana, N. Y., Sikharulidze, S., Kikvidze, Z., Kikodze, D., Jinjikhadze, T., Shanshiashvili, T., Chelidze, D., Batsatsashvili, K., & Bakanidze, N. (2014). Wine, Beer, Snuff, Medicine, and Loss of Diversity - Ethnobotanical travels in the Georgian Caucasus. Ethnobotany Research and Applications, 12, 237–313. Retrieved from https://ethnobotanyjournal.org/index.php/era/article/view/1044

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Photo Essays