El Camino de la Medicina: Medicinal Trade Networks in Western Amazonia

El Camino de la Medicina: Medicinal Trade Networks in Western Amazonia
Date
2 May 2019, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
G17, Pearson Building (North East Entrance), Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Description

Hernando Echeverri Sánchez, UCL


This paper is an overview of medicinal plant trade in Western Amazonia. It will highlight the trade between the highlands and the lowlands in the region of Putumayo Colombia. In particular, the paper will look at the networks of shamans and healers who live and move through the Andean foothills, trading and using biodiversity from a wide array of different ecosystems. It will also explore how this type of shamanism is incorporated into larger popular medicine networks, facilitating the flow of lowland medicines into highland cities.

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Contact

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