Hunter-Gatherer

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A stage in man’s social evolution preceding the farmer stage. The hunter-gatherer society’s subsistence methods involved the gathering/foraging of edible plants, which provided up to 80% of their food needs, and hunting animals from the wild, which provided the remainder, without recourse to the domestication of plants or animals
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It was as a hunter-gather that humankind learned to learn: young hunters needed to be imbued with knowledge of animal behavior and anatomy, with the habit of goal-oriented observation, to learn that ungulates often travel in an arc so that success could be increased by traversing the chord, and so on.
However, Bowles thinks genetic data from hunter-gather groups shows that they meet this criterion, and are compatible with genetic group selection.
Some of these shelters provide archaeological and rock-art evidence for the progress of nomadic hunter-gathers to incipient farmers;
When humans began domesticating goats (Capra hircus) in the Near East 10,000 to 11,000 years ago, they switched from being hunter-gathers to tillers of the soil and herders of animals.
They switched from being hunter-gathers to being tillers of soil and herders of animals.
Our instincts about economic issues were formed in the long period our ancestors spent as hunter-gathers. Humans have existed as humans for 50,000-100,000 years and our pre-human ancestors were around for millions of years before that.
Lent does not support the view that the hunter-gathers of the North were intuitive wildlife managers who successfully maximized sustainable yield.
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.