Monday, August 10, 2015


Personally, I found the “human mammal, human hunter” video that was provided in the “performance” lecture slide to be immensely fascinating. The video showed the San people of the Kalahari Desert as they hunt. The San tribe is the last tribe on earth to use the ancient technique of running down their prey. The video shows the hunters as they hunt their prey in the scorching heat of the desert. As the hunt precedes the members of the tribe separate their prey from the pack and the fastest member of the tribe continues to hunt their prey as the others go another direction. This hunt is a test of endurance and in the end the member of the San tribe is able to run down the prey and capture it as it collapses from exhaustion. I thought this video was very fascinating because the San people choose to use their physical endurance and a simple weapon to hunt their prey and succeed.

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