hunter-gatherer hunter-gatherer

Definition(s):

  • (n) a member of a hunting and gathering society

Usage(s):

  1. A modern-age hunter-gatherer of information.
  2. If Kerry Sieger were a stone age hunter-gatherer instead of a 21st century molecular biologist, chances are she would have the taut, trim body of her dreams.
  3. Mothers have done it since the hunter-gatherer era--picking berries while suckling an infant, stirring the pot with one eye on the toddler.

News

  • Grills Done the American Way

    For us carnivores, outdoor grilling can be a bastion of tranquility. Enjoying an adult beverage and "checking the meat" seems to be one of the favorite activities of men during the warm weather months. Whether alone or in groups- like our hunter-gatherer ancestors- men gravitate to the flame; knowing they are fulfilling their destiny of feeding the tribe. Complementing a man on his grill skills ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Industry Week

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Quotes

  1. "At some point your society gets so big that it's plainly different than a hunter-gatherer village. This is a threshold you only pass a few times in the history of life, when you build something that looks like a superorganism," says Robert...
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Robert Wright Source: The Virginian-Pilot

  2. "In a hunter-gatherer society, IQ will still be important, but if a hunter cannot shoot straight, IQ will not bring food to the table," argues psychologist Robert Sternberg. "In a warrior society : physical prowess may be equally necessary to...
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Robert Sternberg Source: Slate

  3. "I'm not advocating that everyone goes back to a hunter-gatherer lifestyle," says Dr Wells. "But I think we should allow the people who want to live in this way to go on doing so. They have a remarkable sense of calm. And it is because they...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Spencer Wells Source: Deccan Chronicle

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