October 2003
Weekly Reader News - Senior;10/31/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 10, p2
Reports on the discovery of villages in the jungles of the upper Xingu region of central Brazil as of October 2003. Number of villages found; Description of the villages; Agriculture practiced by the Xinguano; Efforts of University of Florida archaeologist Michael Heckenberger and two local tribesman to analyze the history of the Xinguanos based on the findings; Diseases that caused the death of the Xinguanos.


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