The abondoned camp in the Kalahari where a woman was buried, seen several weeks later.

While I was in the Kalahari with a group of hunter-gatherers called the Kua, a woman died. I did not witness this, I arrived at the camp after she was buried under the sandy floor of her hut. The people (four families, plus the new widower and his two children)…

This paper documents some specific observations made during a few years of research were conducted in Botswana among Kua hunter-gatherers in the Kalahari.

60+ year old Khoisan lady, 1979

The Foraging Systems and their Ecological Effects

Among the three main language groups of foragers surveyed in the south eastern Kalahari, there were similarities in keeping…

Lately, a study has come to my attention, which has cast doubt on the oft asserted claim that eating less meat would help reduce greenhouse gases that are a product of millions of farting cattle (methane). Here it is, and interestingly, it suggests that it is factory and feedlot farming…

Slash and burn farming: recently cleared field in Burkina Faso, semi-arid forest zone.

“…We did not arrive on the planet as aliens. Humanity is part of nature, a species that evolved among other species. The more closely we identify ourselves with the rest of life, the more quickly we will be able to discover the source of human sensibility and acquire a knowledge…

Helga Vierich

Anthropologist; sustainable subsistence economies, culture change, ecological engineering and human evolution .

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