Dr. Brian Kermath: Into the Amazon:
Photos from the Hollis Renaissance Scholars Amazon trip
- Student Bill Gallagher, aided by Piloto resident Walter, drinks from a water vine.
- Daylynn Eister, Ricardo Ochoa, Bill Gallagher, and Lyzka Delacruz with Brazilian friends in Barcelos, Brazil.
- Ricardo Ochoa taking notes in a swidden field, aided by Walter.
- The cashew (Anacardium occidentale) fruit. Note that the pseudo-fruit (or swollen peduncle) is edible and highly esteemed in the tropics.
- Brazil nuts (Bertholletia excelsa).
- Annatto fruit (Bixa orellana). Note that this native Amazonian plant is the source of annatto, used as a natural coloring agent and a spice.
- Dominga sewing in her living room.
- Piloto President with his brother-in-law preparing manioc (Manihot esculenta).
- Downstream neighbors.
- Walter preparing manioc flour.
- Map of Piloto.
- Photo of village of Piloto.
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Last update: February 17, 2000.