Former State Archaeologist Kevin Jones Presents The Shrinking Jungle

Date: November 24, 2012

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Back of Beyond Bookstore - 83 North Main Street

Price: Event is free to the public!


Former State Archaeologist Kevin Jones Presents The Shrinking Jungle

Anthropologist Kevin Jones takes the reader on a journey into the world of the Aché, hunter-gatherers of the deep jungles of Paraguay. The Aché were among the last tribal peoples to come into peaceful contact with the outside world, with some bands leaving the forest only in the late 1970s. Jones was fortunate to live among them while conducting ethnoarchaeological fieldwork as part of his graduate studies. He wove their stories into this fictional account, seeking to share the uniqueness of the culture while illustrating the universal nature of the Achés’ concerns.