Answer to Question #179787 in History for Zakhele Ntombela

Question #179787

Discuss the similarities and differences between the lifestyle of the hunter-gatherer and the hunter - herder societies of southern Africa in precolonial period.

Expert's answer

The similarities between the hunter-gatherer and hunter-herder societies of southern Africa in precolonial period include

i)they were both nomadic

ii) they had a similar language accent in that both had a click-sound

iii) they had similar physical appearance and were short and stout

iv) they both were yellowish-brown in color

The differences include

i) hunter-gatherers lived in caves while herders lived in huts and thatched houses

ii)hunter gatherers moved from place to place in search of food while hunter-herders stayed in on place

iii) hunter-gatherers collected naturally occurring food on the land while hunter-herders raised domestic animals and plants for food.

iv) socially, hunter herders were not self sufficient as compared to hunter-gatherers

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