I have some questions on Paleolithic Hunter-Gathers and Neolithic farmers. Yes I have read my material but need more understanding of it.
1. Summarize the aspects of the lives of both.
2.Can you evaluate some aspects that you believe are more positive for the life of a Hunter-Gatherer and at least one aspect that seems less desirable than that of a Neolithic farmer. Why?
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The Hadza, a hunter-gatherer tribe, live without government (an anarchist’s paradise) with the possible exception that a man must kill five baboons before he can marry.
They have equal wealth, actually they have no wealth. They have no crops or livestock, no permanent shelters, no tools too big to carry.
They have no social stratification (perfect communism), and maximum individual autonomy (perfect libertarianism). They have no famines, no war, no epidemics, maximum leisure time, and a varied diet.
1. The hunter-gatherers were nomadic and based their movemenEs with that of the animals they hunted. Neolithic farmers were able to form miniature communities and stay in and do agriculture. They also were a part of the beginning of domesticated animals.
2. One positive aspect of a hunter gatherer would probably be that they were less prone to disease compared to a Neolithic farmer due to the fact that the farmers would live close together and it made the spread of disease easier. The less desirable aspect was that they were constantly on the move and had to rely on seasons and weather heavily to maintain their diet.
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