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Hadza conceptions of health and disease
essay 1959 Woodburn, James

HadzaAfrica > Eastern Africa
This report examines Hadza concepts of health and disease. Analysis of linguistic data and traditional healing practices shows that the main cause of illness is believed to be transgression of taboos related to hunting and meat sharing. Bodily trauma...
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Minimal politics
essay 1979 Woodburn, James

HadzaAfrica > Eastern Africa
The Hadza live in small nomadic bands characterized by frequent changes in the number and composition of members. This document identifies two of the most important conditions that enable this flexibility. First, the Hadza live in an area that is uns...
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An introduction to Hadza ecology
essay 1968 Woodburn, James

HadzaAfrica > Eastern Africa
This document argues that the Hazda people have a sufficient and nutritionally-adequate food supply, despite popular beliefs that hunting and gathering communities live on the verge of starvation. Yet, for the Hadza there is never any general shortag...
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Stability and flexibility in Hadza residential groupings
essay 1968 Woodburn, James

HadzaAfrica > Eastern Africa
This document is concerned with salient features of Hadza residential groups, which are conventionally described as nomadic bands. It argues against the use of that term because the Hadza, unlike other hunting and gathering bands, lack territorial ow...
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The children of the Hadza hunters
article 1962 Jelliffe, Derrick B. (Derrick Brian) et al.

HadzaAfrica > Eastern Africa
This article focuses on the nutritional and health status of Hadza children. The discussion utilizes analysis of blood and stool samples from children of both sexes. The results show that Hadza children appear to be healthier than the children of nei...
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