Hunter‐gatherers and human evolution

  title={Hunter‐gatherers and human evolution},
  author={Frank W. Marlowe},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
  • F. Marlowe
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Sociology
  • Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues
Although few hunter‐gatherers or foragers exist today, they are well documented in the ethnographic record. Anthropologists have been eager to study them since they assumed foragers represented a lifestyle that existed everywhere before 10,000 years ago and characterized our ancestors into some ill‐defined but remote past. In the past few decades, that assumption has been challenged on several grounds. Ethnographically described foragers may be a biased sample that only continued to exist… 

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