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Indigenous societies' 'first contact' typically brings collapse, but rebounds are possible
Date:4/3/2014

Kesler of the University of Missouri describe their analysis in a paper published this week in Scientific Reports.

While their analysis paints a hopeful picture, Hamilton notes that deforestation, the breakdown of interactions between tribes, and assimilation with the outside world pose ongoing threats to indigenous societies.

"Demographically they're healthy," Hamilton says, but as for their long-term survival, "it's very up in the air."


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Contact: Marcus Hamilton
marcusj@santafe.edu
Santa Fe Institute
Source:Eurekalert

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