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Photograph of a Korubo Indian girl in the Amazon jungle butchering a tortoise.  Due to the thickness of the shell, extracting the meat is not an easy task.  Normally, indigenous Amazonians will use a machete to "crack" the shell to be able to access the meat inside.  Note the use of a tumpline or forehead strap to support the baby.  The strap is made out of tree bark and is very strong.  Note also the use of Chambira palm leaves beneath the tortoise to prevent soil from contaminating the meat.   


 
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