Hunter-gatherers

Resources

Information about hunter-gatherers

Introduction to hunter-gatherers
It’s difficult to find a brief, comprehensible description of hunter-gatherers. This text, written in the course of doing research for this project, and expanding with it, seeks to be one. Also includes sources.

On the Internet

Eating Christmas in the Kalahari
An anecdote about the !Kung of the Kalahari desert and an anthropologist studying them.

Books available from libraries

Jared Diamond: The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

James Suzman: Affluence without Abundance: What We Can Learn from the World’s Most Successful Civilisation

Richard Wrangham: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

Resources for an urban forager

Edible plants of the Helsinki region
A list of useful plants created for this project

Seasonal food sources in Helsinki
A list made for this project of what might be available to an urban forager during different seasons

Satokartta
A map of urban harvest in Helsinki, not updated any more but useful

It’s hard to find good sources  – send a hint if you have something to add to the list!