Lost World, which survives to this day
• The Lost World, which lived up to
Despite the widespread use of science and technology, in the south-eastern part of the Indonesian province of Papua lost a small portion of the territory where the progress has not yet been reached. Place reminds corner of the Stone Age, the population of which adheres to the primitive way of life. Local Korowai tribe has long been isolated from the outside world, and it does not even realize until 1970 that there are other people besides him on the Earth.
The tribe has about 3 million people. The main feature of the Korowai are their homes. Long before the architects learned how to build high-rise buildings and skyscrapers, the tribe, who can not read or write, to master all the subtleties of high-rise construction of engineering structures.
Their houses are placed on trees at a height of 50 meters above the ground. All they need to do - it's simple, almost prehistoric tools and skills acquired in childhood climbing trees.
Paul house is laid trunks of palm trees. The walls and roof are built of palm leaves. In order to get into the Korowai houses using vines, home-made ladder or a long pole with notches, when the house is not located at the crown level, and at a height of 8 to 10 meters. If the house is not affected by an accidental fire, he operated an average of about 5 years.
This architecture for the inhabitants of the tribe Korowai no more than a way to protect themselves from floods, insects and predators living at the bottom. In addition, the locals believe that the higher is the house, so it is inaccessible to evil spirits. In the houses of the families live, the amount of which can reach 12 members. Often with an upward lift loaves and all pets.
As early humans, they get food gathering and hunting. A staple in the diet of the population is a sago tree. In the food they eat and its fruit and wood, making of it a kind of flour. source of protein are the larvae of insects and wild animals obtained by using primitive weapons in the form of copies or stone-tipped arrows.
Discovering the civilized world increasingly tribe members move to the city. According to ethnographers, after one or two generations Korowai may disappear, becoming just a legend.