Category: "Tsunami Dec 2004"


BBC: Tsunami "folklore" saved islanders

BBC Traditional knowledge handed down from generation to generation helped to save ancient tribes on India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands from the worst of the tsunami, anthropologists say. Samir Acharya, convenor of the Society for Andaman and Nicobar… more »


Ten Little Niggers: Tsunami, tribal circus and racism

Kai Friese, Outlook India Yes, anthropology is alive and well, in the islands and it’s having a field day in the news. The Indian Express on Sunday gave us a double-page spread (slugged ‘Black and White’) with a field guide to "the tribes and their su… more »


- The Great Andamanese did not sense the arrival of the tsunamis / ap PORT BLAIR, India (AP) The last few dozen remaining members of an ancient indigenous tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands said they raced up a mountain to escape a devastating tsunami - and avoid extinction. "I am the king. They f… more »


  08:15:16, by admin   . Categories: Us and Them, persons and theories, Tsunami Dec 2004

After the Tsunami: Maybe we're not all just walking replicas of Homo Economicus

Linda McQuaig, The Toronto Star About the same time the tsunami was hitting the shores of southeast Asia, North Americans were hitting the stores in the usual Boxing Day shopping frenzy. North Americans were behaving in a way we consider "normal." Ind… more »


Reading Winds, Waves Help Indian Islanders

Guardian / ap Government officials and anthropologists believe that ancient knowledge of the movement of wind, sea and birds may have saved the five indigenous tribes on the Indian archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar islands from the tsunami that hit t… more »
  15:56:57, by admin   . Categories: Asia, Tsunami Dec 2004

Tsunami could be the final blow to already endangered tribes

MSNBC Anthropologists worry that the tsunami could be the final blow to some cultures that were already thought to be endangered. “My suspicion is that we may be seeing … perhaps as many as three or four different nations (specific indigenous popul… more »

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