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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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Perhaps as people go from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to other, more settled modes of subsistence, they stop using this vocabulary - so there is something about the hunting-gathering lifestyle that seems to particularly call for it," said Majid, adding that she believes the idea that smell is not important for humans, or that smell and language are not connected well in the brain, has been squashed.
The researchers suggest that subsistence impacts on language and that in a hunting-gathering environment, more terms around smells are useful for survival.
Although he did not quite use the terminology, he can be regarded as having provided a model of the various transformations that age organization can take in its adaptation to varying ecologies, wider conditions of change and the need sometimes to shift from a primarily pastoralist to semi-farming and even hunting-gathering mode of subsistence.
The title reflects one of Armstrong's core theses, reinforced chapter by chapter: that as hunting-gathering societies (which she romanticized as fundamentally egalitarian) evolved into agrarian societies, the emergence of wealth, civilization and art became possible, but only with the support of violent warfare and oppression--turning farming fields into fields of blood.
To understand the patterns of variation at TAS2R16 in humans globally, the researchers collected DNA from 595 people in 74 populations across Africa with diverse lifestyles, such as pastoralism, hunting-gathering and agriculture.