Hunting in Tanzania the Way Our Earliest Ancestors Did

JUST AFTER DAWN, on the second day of searching for the Hadza hunters, we found them camped under a rock overhang. The tableau looked like a scene from the ancient human past. A few men and adolescent boys were sitting around a fire, cutting meat from a freshly skinned impala. Women and infants emerged from temporary huts made of leaves. Small yellow dogs, covered in bite wounds, trotted forward to sniff us.

This roaming band of Hadza hunter-gatherers, in northern Tanzania, was now accustomed to visits from small tour groups…

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