Monthly Archives: September 2010

Amazonian River Turtle: Cultural and Natural Heritage in northern Brazil

The Nature Conservancy‘s Autumn 2010 publication features a vignette about the river turtle as a “cultural icon” for many Amazonian indigenous groups of northern Brazil. Known locally as trajaca, the tribal communities of the Oiapoque region have noticed declining populations of turtles … Continue reading

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A great visit to Long Pond Ironworks National Historic Landmark

I recently visited the Long Pond Ironworks National Historic Landmark, located in the community of Hewitt in West Milford, New Jersey (USA). If you’re in the area–or, like me, have a hidden goal of visiting as many U.S. National Historic … Continue reading

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Culture in Peril is back!

Over the past two months I was writing my Cultural Heritage Studies master’s dissertation at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Below is the abstract. Welcome back to Culture in Peril! In November of this year we will celebrate … Continue reading

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