Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Hunting behavior and strategies of the Valley Bisa in Zambia

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • Subsistence hunting
  • hunting tactics
  • Zambia
  • prey images
  • predation
  • policy implications
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Mammiferes_v2b_01915
Auteur(s)
  • Stuart A. Marks
Affiliation(s)
  • Departments of Anthropology and Environmental Studies, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, North Carolina
Résumé

This article describes the hunting tactics and prey selection of the Valley Bisa, a matrilineal, subsistence-oriented society in the Luangwa Valley of Zambia. Although Valley Bisa hunters explain their behavior in their own idioms, many of their tactics, including the stimuli for and timing of hunts, the circular morphology of their hunting patterns, and randomized searches, appear functionally related to the behavior and ecology of their prey. The effects of outlawing traditional harvest techniques and the imposition and enforcement of external constraints on Valley Bisa hunting patterns are discussed. Data on habitats, density of cover, wind direction, species, and initial distance to prey from 50 hunts, in which 16 mammals were killed, are compared and related to success and failure of stalking attempts. Graphs, comparing the numbers of observations for each of four variables with the frequency of stalking attempts, illustrate the cultural style of predation for this group of hunters.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - ecology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences humaines et sociales
  • 2 - histoire des sciences et des techniques
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - social science ; 2 - sociology
  • 1 - social science ; 2 - environmental studies
  • 1 - social science ; 2 - anthropology
Identifiant ISTEX
2901EA85594EF92B83D6CFD104865780B6E5C78E
Revue

Human Ecology

Année de publication
1977
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.824
Sous-corpus
  • Mammiferes
Type de publication
Journal
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