Cultural Diversity among Twentieth-Century Foragers: An African Perspective

This book examines variability within broadly defined African forager societies. Foragers have been seen as culturally similar as they all pursue a subsistence strategy emphasizing hunting and gathering. However, new research suggests there may be more diversity among groups than has been acknowledged. Here, leading scholars contrast groups within forager societies. Chapters range in scope from symbolic to ecological and behavioral, providing invaluable data on hunter-gatherer life for anyone concerned with past or present foragers.