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2008-03-22 00:05:00

A new genetic study conducted by a team of international researchers sheds light on Latin America's history, finding that European colonization resulted in a dramatic shift from a native American populace to one that is mainly mixed. However, some areas within Latin America, such as Mexico City, still preserve a genetic heritage due to the high numbers of native populations during European colonization. The study's findings suggest that male European settlers slaughtered the native men, and...

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2006-10-09 07:55:00

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A once-nomadic tribe of hunters and fishermen living in the frigid channels near the bottom of the world is nearing extinction. Down to just 15 full-blooded members, the Kawesqar people could soon go the way of other indigenous tribes in Chile, its language and culture disappearing to all but the history books. Juan Carlos Tonko, however, is doing all he can to stop the Kawesqar's slow march to oblivion. Six months ago, the 40-year-old left the comforts of the capital,...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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