The changes and developments that have taken place in Kalimantan and the Malaysian part of Borneo have afforded some opportunities for the hunting-gathering
peoples in terms of improved job options, although they are still "stuck at the bottom" in many ways.
A culture forever in flux, which bears elements of hunting-gathering
, pastoral, agrarian, industrial and post-industrial stages?
They inhabited the area for 750 years, evolving from a simple hunting-gathering
culture to an intricate society.
Rubin's claim is that human beings still show the evolved desires formed for that hunting-gathering
environment--the EEA--as it existed prior to the development of agriculture that began about 10,000 years ago.
In the fourth chapter ("Prelude to Politics"), Prugh, Costanza, and Daly examine two socioeconomic models that they believe deserve special attention: capitalism and hunting-gathering
See also Martin, "On the Estimation of the Sizes of Local Groups in a Hunting-Gathering
Environment," American Anthropologist 75.