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Title:Ecology and change of the hunter-gatherer societies in the Western Congo basin
Editors:Ichikawa, MitsuoISNI
Yasuoka, HirokazuISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:African Study Monographs: Supplementary Issue (ISSN 0286-9667)
Issue:33
Pages:142
Language:English
Geographic terms:Cameroon
Gabon
Subjects:Pygmies
hunter-gatherers
subsistence economy
social relations
forest management
yams
ethnobotany
economic behaviour
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/2433/68298
Abstract:Since 1993 Japanese researchers have been conducting anthropological studies in the forest areas of southeastern Cameroon on the Baka hunter-gatherers and the Bantu and other slash-and-burn cultivators, focusing in particular on their subsistence activities and use of forest land and resources. Some of the results so far obtained, in particular from the research on ecology, social organization, folk knowledge, and recent changes in economic life, are published here. Contents: Problems in the conservation of rainforests in Cameroon (Mitsuo Ichikawa) - A brief report on a large mountain-top community of 'Dioscorea praehensilis' (a wild yam) in the tropical rainforest of southeastern Cameroon (Hiroaki Sato) - Utilization of Marantaceae plants by the Baka hunter-gatherers in southeastern Cameroon (Shiho Hattori) - Perception of hunting, gathering and fishing techniques of the Bakola of the coastal region, southern Cameroon (Godefroy Ngima Mawoung) - Sedentary lifestyle and social relationship among Babongo in southern Gabon (Naoki Matsuura) - The sustainability of duiker (Cephalophus spp.) hunting for the Baka hunter-gatherers in southeastern Cameroon (Hirokazu Yasuoka) - The impact of cash and commoditization on the Baka hunter-gatherer society in southeastern Cameroon (Koichi Kitanishi). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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