Batak foraging camps today: A window to the history of a hunting-gathering economy

James F. Eder

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Abstract

Incorporation into wider social and economic systems has brought a variety of changes to the hunting-gathering lifestyle of the Batak of the Philippines. Compared to 100 years ago, Batak hunting-gathering camps today are more limited in duration and smaller in size, hunting-gathering itself is more seasonal in importance, and there are significant differences in technology, resource utilization, the organization of labor, and length of workday. These changes are related to the growing importance of other economic activities and to the nature of Batak market articulation with lowland Filipino society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-55
Number of pages21
JournalHuman Ecology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1988

Keywords

  • Batak
  • Philipines
  • hunter-gatherers
  • subsitence economy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Anthropology
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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