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Marajó

(mərəzhô`), island, c.150 mi (240 km) long and c.100 mi (160 km) wide, N Brazil, at the mouth of the Amazon River. It divides the river into the Amazon proper and the Pará. Cattle are raised on the extensive eastern grasslands, and water buffaloes are bred in the low, swampy west. The island is famous for its prehistoric mounds, which yield handsome pottery.

Marajó

 

a low-lying island in Brazil at the mouth of the Amazon River between one of the Amazon’s northern branches, the Pará River in the south, and the MarajÓ Bay in the southeast. Area, approximately 48,000 sq km. The western part is covered with dense evergreen forest containing valuable timber; in the east there is palm savanna with flooded meadows and swamps. There is timber industry in the west and livestock raising for meat in the east.

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The rainy season in Marajo Island is between January and June, which is also the period with higher density of hematophagous insects, which reach their highest population numbers in the end of July, when the drought period begins (JANSEN, 1941).
For the simulation, an area of 104,142 Km2 (approximately 40,700 sq mi) comprising the Marajo Archipelago, located in the state of Parti, Brazil, was selected (the south part of the Marajo Island is shown in Figure 4).
In that context, she studied the Beal-Steere collection of pottery from Marajo Island (Brazil), kept at the University of Michigan.
The "Out of the Forest" project developed by Beraca along with the regional people of the Marajo Island in Brazil is a finalist of the World Challenge 2007, a global competition promoted by BBC World and Newsweek, in association with Shell, that seeks out projects and business that, not only make a profit, but also invest in the social development of local communities.
The archaeological evidence is sufficient to demonstrate wide occupation of the Amazon Basin and relatively dense human populations in some areas, such as on Marajo Island at the mouth of the Amazon River and in the savanna regions of eastern Bolivia.
A promising mechanical engineer, he signed on to help build a sawmill on Marajo Island in northern Brazil.
First is a surprisingly diverse range of pottery styles, not only within the Marajoara Tradition (AD 500-1500) on Marajo Island at the mouth of the Amazon, but also many hundreds of miles upriver at Santarem, and in the middle Amazon near Manaus.
In the small community of Praia Grande on idyllic Marajo Island off Brazil's northern coast, 10 workers are employed by the modest, low-tech factory that processes the coconut fiber, turning it into headrests and seat padding for Mercedes cars and trucks.
At Ponta de Pedras, a coconut grove on Marajo island, Henrique Bastos says he no longer thinks about moving to the city.