To Survive in a Desert Research Paper by cee-cee

To Survive in a Desert
This paper explores the techniques used for survival by hunter-gatherers in an arid climate.
# 108779 | 2,687 words | 12 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 27, 2008 in Anthropology (African) , Nutrition (Food) , Archaeology (General)

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The paper explores, from an archeological perspective, how a hunter-gatherer society might nourish themselves in a desert. The paper focuses on the traditional lifestyle of the San people who live in the Kalahari desert. The paper describes how the San people have survived on a limited diet of animals and plants that is lacking in nutritional variation.

Bushmen of the Kalahari
History of the San
Traditional San Culture
Analyzing Diets from an Archeological Perspective
Conducting An Assessment of the Primitive Diet

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cordain L, Brand-Miller J, Eaton SB, Mann N, Holt SHA, Speth JD. (2000) Plant-animal subsistence ratios and macronutrient energy estimations in worldwide hunter-gatherer diets. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 71, 682-92.
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  • Milton, K. (2001). Letter to the Editor: Reply ot ARP Walker. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 73 (2), 355-356.

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