Answer to Question #179333 in History for Justin

Question #179333

Discuss similarities and differences between the lifestyles of the hunter-gatherer

and hunter-herder societies of Southern Africa in the precolonial period.

Expert's answer


i) They both were yellowish-brown in color.

ii) They had a similar physical appearance and tended to be short and stout.

iii) They were both nomadic.

iv) They had similarities in their languages, both of which had click-sounds.

b)i) The primary difference is that hunter-gatheres/foragers/hunter-collectors collect naturally occurring food off the landscape, and farmers and herders raise domesticated plants or animals for food. Farmers have to stay in one place to take care of their crops.

II) Farmers and gatherers would stay in one place whereas hunter-gatherers would have to move from place to place in search of their food.

III) Farmers and herders would stay in huts and thatched houses whereas hunter-gatherers would stay in caves.

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