Siona-Secoya - Settlements

Siona-Secoya settlements are semipermanent and are characterized by flexible arrangements that vary from isolated households, to clusters of households, to larger villages of a 100 or more individuals. At the time of contact, it appears that most groups were located off the major rivers and had settlements along secondary rivers and streams. Settlements are used as bases for foraging trips, so the number of persons present is variable. The average population density throughout the Encabellado homeland is estimated to have been 0.2 persons per square kilometer at the time of European contact.

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