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Title:An Examination of the Hunting-Dependent Life of the Mbuti Pygmies, Eastern Zaire
Author:Ichikawa, Mitsuo
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.4%201983/Mitsuo%20ICHIKAWA.pdf
Abstract:From a calorific viewpoint the Mbuti Pygmies could lead a hunting-dependent life in the Ituri forest without the symbiotic relationship they have with the Bira and Ndaka agriculturalists, but it would be quite hard and would require much more effort in subsistence activities. Crucial to the maintenance of their hunting-dependent life are reliability and stability of the catch, as well as hunting efficiency. In the present study, the stability of the net hunting practised by the Mbuti Pygmies is analysed from four aspects: hunting activity pattern, the catch and effiency of the hunt, daily fluctuations of the catch, and differences and fluctuations in the catch of individual hunters. Abstr., app., fig., maps, ref., tab.