Tribal Head Hunter Figure, Hand Carved, Black Onyx - Roadshow Collectibles

Tribal Head Hunter Figure, Hand Carved, Black Onyx.

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Tribal Head Hunter Figure, Hand Carved, Black Onyx.

 

Indigenous groups such as the Yanomamo and Kayapo have been living in the Amazon for thousands of years, slowly accumulating a detailed knowledge of the rainforest and methods to subsist on it.
However, today they need to share the forests with a growing number of settlers who seek to tap into the Amazon's considerable natural resources.

Life inside the rainforest

Some estimates put the first human settlements in the Amazon at 32,000 to 39,000 years ago. Since that time, Amazon people have developed lifestyles that are well integrated with the benefits and constraints of rainforests.

Typically, the local game includes wildlife found close to rivers, such as fish, turtles, capybara, and crocodiles. Until recently, blowguns, arrows tipped with poison and spears were commonplace to hunt down a game, but these primitive weapons have increasingly been replaced by guns when they can be afforded.

Hunter-gatherer groups were once generally nomadic, living in small temporary settlements for 4-5 years until all natural resources were exhausted - then they moved on.

But because of land colonization by non-indigenous people, many local groups were forced into sedentary lifestyles and became peasants.

Such changes not only destroy traditional lifestyles but also cause local people to lose control over their territory. Those who stand to benefit from this are loggers, gold miners, and other colonists.

Some hunter-gatherer tribes were once highly territorial. For example, Brazilian Mundurucu head-hunters indiscriminately hunted animals and humans. Raids were carried out on neighbouring groups to acquire women and protect territory.

Item Code - STO3B52OAC

Width: 1 5/8"  Height: 5 3/8"  Depth: 3 7/8"  Weight: 298 g


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