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Title:Mota and Other Hunting Activities of the Mbuti Archers: A Socio-Ecological Study of Subsistence Technology
Author:Terashima, Hideaki
Periodical:African Study Monographs
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://jambo.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kiroku/asm_normal/abstracts/pdf/ASM%20%20Vol.3%201983/Hideaki%20TERASHIMA.pdf
Abstract:Several methods of bow-and-arrow hunting of the Mbuti archers in the Ituri Forest are described and analyzed in this paper. The author's observations and the literature indicate that one type of collective bow-and-arrow hunting, mota, which uses a beat-technique and for duikers or a chevrotain occupies the principal position among the various hunting activities of archers. Bow-and-arrow hunting has been so far considered far less effective than net hunting, but a comparison revealed that the mota hunting or mota-like bow-and-arrow hunting is not always inferior to net hunting in efficiency. We should keep this point in mind when we compare the subsistence ecology of archers and that of nethunters. Fig., map, note, ref., tab.