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Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Bailey, Robert C.
Head, Genevieve
Jenike, Mark
Owen, Bruce
Rechtman, Robert
Zechenter, Elzbieta
Title: Hunting and gathering in tropical rain forest? Is it possible?
Date: 1989
Source: American Anthropologist
Abstract: There are three contentions to their argument: 1) the rainforests, for all their primary productivity do not yield sufficient, accessible human food
2) that no unequivocal evidence exists for subsistence hunting and gathering in rain forests before a large part of calorie requirements could be met from cultivation
and 3) prehistoric inhabitants or rain forests all supplement rain-forest resources with cultivation, or by trade, or both. Bassed on their review, it is possible that humans DID NOT include the capacity to subsist for long periods of time in tropical forests until the devleopment of ways to alter the density and distribution of edible resources through domestication of plants and clearing of climax forest. This means that the range of environments that preagricultural humans were able to exploit was more restricted than has previously been considered.
Date Created: 7/5/2001
Volume: 91
Number: 1
Page Start: 59
Page End: 82