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Aboriginal Culture - The types of wooden artefacts used by Aborigines varied throughout Australia, and shown here are those for the region of coastal and northern Queensland.

Aboriginal Culture -

Group of northern men and women with painted rainforest shields, long spears, boomerangs and large battle sword-clubs. The men have multiple horizontal cicatrices (scars) over their chests and abdomens. Some women wear necklaces. European clothing has been introduced. Approx 1910. Two men with their weapons, a large battle axe, two painted shields, and a boomerang. Details of six spears from north Queensland. Four pronged wooden spear used to catch eels. From left to right: Fish club from Cedar Creek, Spearthrower with shell handle, Spearthrower with decorated shaft, Music stick. Clothing, The Rainforest. Our clothing is simple and functional.

Clothing, The Rainforest

The men and boys wear loin cloths, and our women and girls wear wraparound skirts. One of the great things about what we wear is that we never have to worry about our clothes going out of style! Not all people from the rainforest wear what we do, though. Many of them also wear clothes like you wear. They might not look any different than you, especially if they are in a city or have traded with people from outside their village. Work in The Rainforest. We sure do!

Work in The Rainforest

Our families count on us to get up early in the morning to begin working. Animals of The Rainforest. Hear rain forest sounds - Listen See videos from the rain forest, on-line - Watch Discover the incredible insects of the rain forest.

Animals of The Rainforest

Ants Butterflies & Moths What has the biggest eyes of any land mammal? Answer Has it ever rained frogs or fish or any other strange things? What can a sloth teach me about life? What can an ant teach me about life? Answers to more questions Play our Killer Bees game. We have so many animals here in the rainforest.

Food. Eating in the Rainforest. We live off the land by hunting, fishing, and growing fruits and vegetable to survive on.

Eating in the Rainforest

Manioc is one of our main crops. We use the tuberous roots of the manioc plant to make flour for bread. 9 Ways to Make Fire Without Matches. What Should I Do?

9 Ways to Make Fire Without Matches

Videos that teach us other methods of creating fire by Jason Wiskerchen Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 8:38 PM As we look at preparing for uncertain times, we seek to have the resources on hand to weather the storm and be more resilient in our daily lives. We store water and put food away for shortages or emergency situations. Knowledge and skills acquisition is a topic that resonates greatly with the Peak Prosperity community. Yes, yes – matches and lighters are bountiful and cheap. So here I present the nine great video tutorials on how to start a fire without the use of matches or lighters. Friction-Based Fire Making Bow Drill. Rain forest information for school kids. Every year an area of rainforest the size of New Jersey is cut down and destroyed.

Rain forest information for school kids

The plants and animals that used to live in these forests either die or must find a new forest to call their home. Why are rainforests being destroyed? Humans are the main cause of rainforest destruction. We are cutting down rainforests for many reasons, including: wood for both timber and making fires; agriculture for both small and large farms; land for poor farmers who don't have anywhere else to live; grazing land for cattle; pulp for making paper; road construction; andextraction of minerals and energy. In 2005 and 2010 the Amazon experienced the worst droughts ever recorded. HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL IN THE RAINFOREST - Building a shelter. First thing to look for is a convenient place.


It should, if possible, in a high place, away from swamps and river banks, since you can be attacked by clouds of mosquitoes or even worse, the "manta Blanca" which is a very small mosquito, the size of a gnat and its bites cause a lot of itching. Generally the manta Blanca is most active around 5 to 7 in the evening as well as between 5 to 7 in the mornings. Do not ever camp on the open banks or river beaches, since there is a danger, not only being bitten by the above mentioned manta blanca but there is also a real danger of being attacked by animals such as caiman or big cats.

(See Drawings 7a and 7 b). Protecting a person by lighting warming fires around him. How to make a safe shelter ? Shelter building. Houses of the Rainforest. We’ve heard that some people actually have walls on their houses!

Houses of the Rainforest

But not us… We don’t need walls on our houses for anything. It doesn’t get cold here, and we don’t need much privacy at all. Privacy to us is a lot different than what you may be used to. If you came here and built a simple house, put walls around it, and wrote your name on the door, that doesn’t mean that it is “off limits” or “private”. Are you used to having your own room at home? To build our house, we put up some poles to support a thatched roof. The Rainforest: People, Animals and Facts. Rainforest people. Of the remaining forest people, the Amazon supports the largest native, or indigenous populations, although these people, too, have been impacted by the modern world.

Rainforest people

While they still depend on the forest for traditional hunting and gathering, most Amerindians, as American indigenous people are called, grow crops (like bananas, manioc, and rice), use western goods (like metal pots, pans, and utensils), and make regular trips to towns and cities to bring foods and wares to market. Still, these forest people can teach us a lot about the rainforest. Their knowledge of medicinal plants used for treating illness is unmatched, and they have a great understanding of the ecology of the Amazon rainforest. In Africa there are native forest dwellers sometimes known as pygmies. The People of the Rainforest. Rainforest life.