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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It's as if no-one from the hunter-gatherer village went to bring the offender back, so they are left to fend for themselves as a permanent outsider.
People in Iberia continued to live as hunter-gatherers for thousands of years after that, long after the end of the Ice Age.
class="MsoNormalLife in hunter-gatherer societies, however, is not easy.
The finds so far in the area as a whole have reinforced the view that the particular river terrace in the Troodos mountains, next to the Xeros, was repeatedly visited by groups of hunter-gatherers who remained at the site for an unknown period each time, and whose trip was part of a route from the coast to the mountains and vice-versa but, according to the latest discoveries, also had permanent settlement.
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.
And insomnia, which affects up to a third of westerners, affected just two in 100 of the hunter-gatherers. The study found some didn't even have a word for insomnia in their languages.
Hunter-gatherer communities typically resisted settler invasion using guerrilla tactics of raiding and maiming stock, slaying herders isolated out in pastures, and attacking farmsteads, usually at night.
We left the hunter-gatherer lifestyle behind a very long time ago.
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.
"Hunter-Gatherer Behavior: Human Response during the Younger Dryas" discusses the historical global climate event of the 'Younger Dryas' and its effects on the human population at the end of the Pleistocene era.