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Appendix A: Book Filled with Lies
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lly driven." When it was published in 1989, Land Filled with Flies created a sensation, as it was meant to. Not only did it debunk the conventional wi... s were easily known, and which could be stolen or killed. The San lived off of wild game and gathered plant food which no enemy could dest... t to do what? There’s no reason to think that Bushmen and Bantus have, or ever had, some cause of chronic conflict. Wilmsen’s own argument holds otherwise
Foraging as Zerowork
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nd there is a greater amount of sleep in the daytime per capita per year than in any other condition o... hard B. Lee’s fieldwork among the !Kung San ("Bushmen"), Sahlins estimated that the San worked a four-... endly Fire: "In addition to shorter hours, ‘flextime’ and the more reliable ‘safety net’ afforded by g... plicates one, or at most a few hyper-specialized skills, if any; theirs combines handwork and brainwork
Foraging as Egalitarian Communism
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are several difficulties here. The distributor of meat (the owner of the arrow which killed the animal) has no political ends, for the San ... y should be, and soon would be, on their way to somewhere else more hospitable. San principles of food... practice they approximate it. However, even arguments at this modest level of sophistication are unn... word) about a San who complained of receiving no meat from a household in which she had no relatives.