Re: um....

thomas w kavanagh (tkavanag@INDIANA.EDU)
Thu, 8 Aug 1996 10:04:39 -0500

On Thu, 8 Aug 1996, Dwight W. Read wrote:

> 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".

Can you indeed generalize like that? Are all primate troops closed, are
all H-G groups open?

Are the implications you are trying to draw more from the type of
resource and its parameters (seasonal availability, locational dispersal,
etc) than from social organization?