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The Hunters: Scarce Resources in the Kalahari
Transcript of The Hunters: Scarce Resources in the Kalahari
by: Victoria Hamilton
"Until about 10,000 years ago, everyone in the world survived by hunting and gathering wild foods" (pg 74)
What do you think when you hear the term, Hunter and Gather?
For hunters and gathers today, they survive on plant and marine resources. These are important to their diet. it's routine, reliable, and surprisingly abundant.
One of the last foraging groups is the
inches of rain per year and only
The !kung people live in
, surrounding the watering holes.
Abundance and Variety of Resources
Camps have a
Abundant in natural food like the
, 56 grams of protein
after on the ground
During wet season:
fruits, berries, melons, roots, and bulbs.
Range Size and Population Density
100 square miles
Camps move frequently
but never further than
12 miles from water holes.
New campsites are
fewer than 100 yards away from old one.
Many live beyond
is low in numbers.
Cared for by
children and grandchildren
Young are carefree
, no expectations
to food supply
Leisure and Work
frequently than women.
If run of
2-3 active hunters
at all times.
in one day for 3
Rest, embroidery, visit, entertain, kitchen routines, cracking nuts, collect firewood, fetch water.
McCurdy, James Spradley and David W. Conformity and Conflict: Reading in cultural anthropology 14th Ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey : Pearson Education, 2009, 2012. Digital Book.