hunter-gatherer


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hunter-gatherer

a member of a society which subsists by exploiting non-domestic/wild food resources. This strategy includes the hunting of large and small game animals, fishing, and the collection of various plant foods. A hunter-gatherer typically lives as part of a small camp or BAND made up of kin. The band is generally nomadic, with their movements following the availability of food, and there is a division of labour by age and sex: women collect plant foods and men hunt. Today, barely 30,000 of the world's population live by hunting and gathering, though it has supported life for 99% of humankind's existence.
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With the Jahai and English-speakers living in very different environments and speaking unrelated languages, Majid and co-author Nicole Kruspe, from Lund University in Sweden, turned to two groups in the Malay Peninsula who speak a closely-related language: the Semaq Beri hunter-gatherer community and the Semelai horticultural community that grows rice and other plants.
The hunter-gatherers living in Britain 10,000 years ago - a time known as the Mesolithic - may have rubbed off ochre onto objects they were using or used it to add a red hue to some of their art.
As soon as hunter-gatherers began settling down rather than roving from place to place, house mice began to edge out their wild counterparts, said the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer-reviewed US journal.
All the rock engravings and rock paintings within the core area are without doubt the authentic work of San hunter-gatherers who lived in the region long before the influx of Damara herders and European colonists.
As the hunter-gatherers didn't go to sleep at sunset and didn't wake up at sunrise, light exposure probably didn't have much effect on their sleep patterns.
But finding the remains of a massacre among the skeletons of hunter-gatherers of this period was totally surprising.
Ensuing busts and retreat of pastoral frontiers seldom resulted in much of a reprieve for hunter-gatherer communities as in many cases the damage had already been done and it was usually a matter of time before abandoned land was re-occupied again.
And how does this hunter-gatherer environment affect the tribal children's brains?
Johnson attempts to refute Rand's ethics of self-interest by citing research showing that altruism, which he defines as "extrafamilial generosity," is encouraged by the moral rules of virtually all hunter-gatherer tribes studied.
For 190,000 years, Homo sapiens lived successfully as hunter-gatherers within complex ecosystems.
If this finding holds for our Stone Age ancestors, it suggests that "inclusive fitness cannot explain extensive cooperation in hunter-gatherer bands.
In the hunter-gatherer era, any stressful situation was of a physical nature where the physiological response was to prepare to either fight or flee from the danger.