Early Language

Thu, 15 Feb 1996 18:46:36 -0500

"hunting-gathering." Did you put "gathering" first in recognition of the
fact that in most g/h societies women's gathering provides the bulk of
the food on a daily basis? Ruby Rohrlich


I picked it up from Nancy Tanner, and it's not only women's
gathering that makes it seem sensible to do, but the fact that
men generally gather as well while, or after, they hunt.

Jim Moore e-mail: j#d#.moore@canrem.com