Re: um....

Dwight W. Read (dread@ANTHRO.UCLA.EDU)
Thu, 8 Aug 1996 04:36:12 -0700

At 06:32 PM 8/1/96 -0500, you wrote:
>At 07:36 PM 8/1/96 +0000, Dwight W. Read wrote:
>>if group
>>A, B C Etc. were currently socially organized along the lines, say, of a
>>primate troop, and group D comes up with a hunting-gathering type of
>Pray, what is "a primate troop ... organization" and how is it different
>from "a hunting-gathering type of organization"?

The distinction was between "primate troop"--groups that are more or less
isolated (defend territories, limited movement between groups) and "Hunting
gathering"--where living groups that are integrated into a larger system
that includes access to resources nominally under the control of one of the
living group by individuals in other living groups, access to members of
other groups for reporductive purposes, etc. The details of organization
were less important than the implications the contrasting forms of
organization had with regard to the resource base available to a day-to-day
"living group".

D. Read