Economic success as a hunter-gather
required an endowment of human capital normally associated only with the agricultural and industrial revolutions: learning, knowledge transfer, tool fabrication skill and design, and social organization.
Archbishop Tutu's genome represents a mixture of southern African tribes and was compared to the hunter-gathers
to better understand human diversity on a genetic level.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered cave art providing evidence that hunter-gather
children may have attended a form of prehistoric pre-school.
Mothers in "advanced" cultures will not be surprised to read that men in hunter-gather
societies devote more time to caring for their young.
For his research, Bowles drew on demographic data from the archaeological and ethnographic records, which, according to him indicate that inter-group conflict would have been common among our hunter-gather
Peter Gray, a research professor of psychology at Boston College, says, "Play primarily evolved to teach children all kinds of skills, and its extension into adulthood may have helped to build cooperation and sharing among hunter-gathers
beyond the level that would naturally exist in a dominance-seeking species.
If you've not been watching The Island, it consists of a group of ordinary men going back to nature to find the hunter-gathers
within themselves in order to survive on a desert island.
Having people who practised a very different survival strategy nearby must have been odd, and we know now that the hunter-gathers
possessed some of the farmers' domesticated pigs," lead author, Dr Ben Krause-Kyora, from Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany, said.
He wonders if the intellectual property battles currently under way are the result of tension between the hunter-gathers
of information versus the cultivators.