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Loplyk Fishermen Ecological Adaptation in the Taklamakan Desert
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
2010 (English)In: Anthropos: Internationale Zeitschrift für Völker- und Sprachenkunde, ISSN 0257-9774, Vol. 105, no 2, 423-439 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Loplyks form a small ethnic group previously settled at the Lop Lake (Lop Nor) in the Tarim Basin. With an economy based on fishing, this semi-nomadic Turkic group adapted to the arid conditions and scarce biological resources at the fringe of the Taklamakan desert. In the late nineteenth century, foreign travellers observed that they could fulfil most of their material needs through the use of available plants, animals, and fish species. Anthropogenic pressure and climate change have dried Lop Nor and forced the Loplyks to turn into farmers. This article discusses their adaptation strategies from an ethnobiological viewpoint.

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2010. Vol. 105, no 2, 423-439 p.
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Xinjiang, Loplyk, fishermen, hunter-gatherer, ecological adaptation, ethnobiology, adaptation strategies
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-134810ISI: 000282159300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-134810DiVA: diva2:373856
Available from: 2010-12-01 Created: 2010-12-01 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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