Sunday, May 13, 2012

Video of a Persistence Hunt by Kalahari Bushmen

Below is a video produced by the BBC that demonstrates how a persistence hunt is conducted by modern Kalahari Bushmen. Some anthropologists believe that this method of hunting was used by our ancestors to obtain meat, and that natural selection for traits that improved our ability to run long in the heat may contributed to the evolutionary process that has made humans into a incredible distance running species

This video is described in Chapter 1 of Tread Lightly.

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