Bergdama and Vedda Cultures

This paper examines the Bergdama and Vedda hunter-gatherer societies: the cultures, economies and importance of anthropological research into primitive peoples.

… because of research conducted on a worldwide basis, there are three commonly held misconceptions among anthropologists concerning the typical nature of hunter-gatherers:
(1) Hunter-gatherers are typically bilocal; (2) gathering is the most important subsistence activity in hunter-gatherer economies (and the related idea that women contribute more than men to the economy); and (3) hunter-gatherers are typically peaceful.

Research conducted for this ethnology (the systematic comparison of different societies and cultures) proves Ember is correct on all three counts.

The differences and similarities between the Bergdama and Vedda cultures will be used to express how Ember’s research …

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