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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