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Title:!Kung Bushman Bands
Author:Marshall, Lorna
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Geographic term:Namibia
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1157596
Abstract:The material for this study of the band organisation of the: !Kung Bushmen in the region of Nyae Nyae on South West Africa and the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland was gathered in 1952-3 and has been brought up to date by additional field trips, the latest on 1959. The author shows now the nomadic. Hunting-gathering !Kung live together in bands on the basis of their consanguineous and affinalyties. This society works out the ownership of water-holes and food-areas. The possibility of choice and change of members from one band to the other allows for adjustment in the size of the band to the relative scarcity of food and water. Part I of this study presents geographical and demographical dates, part II deals with food-gathering, part III with social organisation, part IV with the posotopm of the 'headman', part V with the interrelationship of the several bands. Map; population table; kinship table; photos; résumé français.