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Thread #20613   Message #215662
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
21-Apr-00 - 02:26 PM
Thread Name: Hunter Gatherer MODERN! societies
Subject: RE: Hunter Gatherer MODERN! societies

My father grew up in rural New England, during the Great Depression, and their primary sources of food were the woods, the rivers, and the sea--

Even today,our European friends would be surprised at how many people there are whose diet includes a significant amount of food that they gather, catch, forage--and not only in the remote areas, either--

As to hunting--here in the US, we have a huge population of deer, hunting is necessary to thin the herds, if the herds are not kept down by hunting, they grow too large for the food supply and they are thinned by the other processes, starvation and disease, much more brutal!!!