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Antropología UAM

Likuit Water Cultures


Water cultures in North Africa: Algerian Adrar and Western Sahara
The Berber amazig were founders in the south, of the oases in the Saharan Algerian Adrar. Millennial water culture, the foggara, a form of distribution recognized as material and intangible heritage of humanity by the United Nations. Today it is claimed as a solution to the advancement of mining and intensive agriculture that dries up groundwater bags.
Nomads from the inhospitable desert of Western Sahara, master seekers of well water, children of the clouds for their ability to follow their trail in the desert, masterfully herding their camel herds among dunes and sand storms. They know how to organize socially against the advance of the desert.