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    they’d pay you $100 to give up your current lifestyle and return to a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, would you do it? What about for $1,000? Would you still do it for no money at all, but with the knowledge that it would give you a better life? I would. My family would think me to be crazy. In fact, most Americans and Europeans would think that I was crazy, too. As stated in the passage Agriculture, for Better and Worse by Jared Diamond, they would think that I was crazy because “most people in modern industrial societies enjoy better health than hunter- gatherers.” Not only that, but these Americans and Europeans also enjoy more leisure time. Despite the better health and more leisure time, life as a hunter-gather…

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    Hunter Gatherers

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    The earliest modern humans were hunter-gatherers, and any study of human evolution or human history is incomplete without a thorough survey of how these early humans lived. Hunting is considered the most successful environmental acclimatization accomplished by man, and evolutionary scientists have come to regard behavioral as well as anatomical and physiological modifications as important factors in the study of evolution as it pertains to all species. Until the onset of the agricultural…

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    opposite. He suggests that the human race’s transition from bands of hunter-gatherers to societies based on farming was a terrible error, and one that we have yet to recover from. He bases his argument on two major claims. [...] The first is that the diets of the young farming societies were worse than those of the hunter-gatherers, thus leading to less healthy, and therefore lower quality, lives. Furthermore, Diamond posits that the various inequities in our society, such as sexual and…

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    This week's reading and lecture opens my eyes of course to how America was founded, and the different people groups that were among the first to settle in America. My interest was taken in the first people group known as the hunter-gatherers. The lives of the hunter-gatherers had to be wearing on their bodies and minds as they had to migrate along with the animals they hunted for food. Anything possessions had to be small, and living quarters were primitive, consisting of crude tents and huts,…

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    When an elderly Eskimo man was asked how he would summarize his life in a few words he stated “Willow smoke and dogs’ tails; when we camp it is all willow smoke and when we move all you see is dogs’ tails wagging in front of you. Eskimo life is half of each.” This article by Lewis R. Binford focuses on the hunter-gatherer system of a mobile man pursing food, shelter and satisfaction. The author starts off the article by quoting the words of an Eskimo man who which Binford a life that has now…

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    Hunter-Gatherers Society

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    The surplus of food allowed for job specialization. Since there was more food than people, not everyone had to be farmer. Because of farming people were able to settle down permanently. They began villages and sure enough, there was a food surplus. Not everyone had to work as a farmer. They had more time to focus on other skills. Social classes began to form. There were now rulers and there were farmers. The rulers distributed the food, which gave them power. There were also those who were rich…

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    This week's reading and lecture opens my eyes of course to how America was founded, and the different people groups that were among the first to settle in America. My interest was taken in the first people group known as the hunter-gatherers. The lives of the hunter-gatherers had to be wearing on their bodies and minds as they had to migrate along with the animals they hunted for food. Anything possessions had to be small, and living quarters were primitive, consisting of crude tents and huts,…

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    What are hunter-gatherers? What is a band? Who are the Ache? Well, to answer these questions we must go back to the 17th century. Jesuit historians first mentioned this group we now know as the Ache at this time in history, describing them as “…living just like animals” (Hill 1996 par 5). The ache lived in bands, which are small groups consisting of mainly family members, in the region of Paraguay. Their total population is around 1500, speaking their own language which is of the Tupí-Guaraní…

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    Hunter's and Gatherer's As the sun rises and I wake up, I noticed a coyote 10 yards away from where I laid. I picked up a rock and threw it at one of my friends that was still sleeping. When the rock hit my friend on her side she woke up screaming! I had to quickly figure out how to calm her down before she scared off the coyote. I decided to hug her so she didn't think anything would happen to her. Then, she finally calmed down. Then, I pointed to where the coyote was, and it was gone. After,…

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    A long time ago Hunter-Gatherers was the main way of getting food and resources needed to survive. Hunter-Gatherer is defined as “a member of a nomadic people who live chiefly by hunting, fishing, and harvesting wild food”. Back then they had no social hierarchy, no powers, and no special building used for religious beliefs. In today’s society we have evolved into farmers which agriculture and farming came in slowly. Farming is defined as “the activity or business of growing crops and raising…

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