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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Description:

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.

Outline:
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.
  • Heaney, R. (2001). Protein intake and bone health: the influence of belief systems on the conduct of nutritional science. American Society for Clinical Nutrition. 73(1):5-6.
  • Milton, K (1999) Nutritional characteristics of wild primate foods: do the diets of our closest living relatives have lessons for us? Nutrition. 15(6); 488-98.
  • Milton K. (2000) Hunter-gatherer diets--a different perspective. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 71, 665-7.
  • Milton, K. (2001). Letter to the Editor: Reply ot ARP Walker. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 73 (2), 355-356.

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