Dung as an essential resource in a highland Peruvian community

@article{Winterhalder1974DungAA,
  title={Dung as an essential resource in a highland Peruvian community},
  author={Bruce P. Winterhalder and R. Larsen and R. Brooke Thomas},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  year={1974},
  volume={2},
  pages={89-104}
}
The present paper examines the use of dung for two essential human resources, fuel and fertilizer, in a highland community of southern Peru. The limited energy availability and the poor soils of the region, primarily the result of high-altitude climate and topography, necessitate this practice. Alternatives to dung use are costly or unavailable. Grazing herbivores transform the widely dispersed puna grasses into a compact and easily gathered source of energy and nutrients. Native choice among… 

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