J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2021 Jul 28;17(1):47. Epub 2021 Jul 28.
Center for the Study of Human Health, Emory University, 1557 Dickey Dr, Anthropology 306, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA.
Background: The Aegadian Islands are located west of Trapani, Sicily. Once the site of bountiful tuna fisheries and fruit orchards (plums, peaches, apricots), grapevines, prickly pears, and grains, the local economy is now based on tourism, and many traditional agricultural and maritime practices have been abandoned. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the state of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) concerning the use of wild and cultivated plants and fungi for human health, food, maritime, and agricultural purposes on the islands of Levanzo, Favignana, and Marettimo and compare present-day practices with those documented in the past. Read More