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hunt·er-gath·er·er

(hŭn′tər-găth′ər-ər)
n.
A member of a people subsisting in the wild on food obtained by hunting and foraging.

hunter-gatherer

adj
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (of a society, lifestyle, etc) surviving by hunting animals and gathering plants for subsistence
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a member of such a society

hunt′er-gath′erer



n.
a member of a group of people who subsist by hunting, fishing, or foraging in the wild.
[1965–70]

hunter-gatherer

A human being depending on the hunting of animals, fishing, and gathering of wild fruits and seeds for survival. Hunter-gatherer societies represent at least 90% of human history.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hunter-gatherer - a member of a hunting and gathering societyhunter-gatherer - a member of a hunting and gathering society
hunting and gathering society, hunting and gathering tribe - group that supports itself by hunting and fishing and by gathering wild fruits and vegetables; usually nomadic
barbarian, savage - a member of an uncivilized people
Translations

hunter-gatherer

nJäger und Sammler m; they were hunters-gathererssie waren Jäger und Sammler
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It's more likely that hunter-gatherers only transported small quantities at a time, and that wheat wasn't a big part of their diet.
DNA evidence from the Siberian Ust'-Ishim man revealed that he was most probably related to East Asians and ancient European hunter-gatherers. Whereas the remains from Russia named Kostenki showed data that supported that Kostenki was related to western Eurasians and ancient hunter-gatherers.
15 ( ANI ): European hunter-gatherers most likely domesticated wolves, which gradually evolved into dogs that became household pets, more than 18,000-32,000 years ago.
Hunter-gatherers living on England's southern coast imported wheat 2,000 years before agriculture sprouted in the British Isles, a new study suggests.
Hunter-gatherers in Europe were the first people to have dogs as pet, domesticating them around 18,000 years ago.
Washington, Aug 28 ( ANI ): A new research suggests that European hunter-gatherers acquired domesticated pigs from nearby farmers as early as 4600BC.
Changing natures; hunter-gatherers, first farmers and the modern world.
Hunter-gatherers inhabited high-altitude settings centuries earlier than archaeologists thought.
Archaeologists have discovered remains of what could be the earliest known settlements of hunter-gatherers. The find was made in the western Amazon rainforests of Bolivia.
[USA], July 18 (ANI): The gradual change in stone tools during ancient times may show how Mesolithic hunter-gatherers responded to changing climate
In the small communities of hunter-gatherers, this inner turmoil can become so difficult that the shamed person feels they have no option but to leave the village.
The prehistoric peoples living on the dry plains east of the Rocky Mountains were hunter-gatherers who moved and migrated from place to place in search of animals to hunt and seeds, roots, and berries to gather.