Foraging Friday

The latest from author and forager, Max Gordon

Here is your weekly dose of Foraging Friday, a list of what I’m pondering and exploring.

What i’m Creating:

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hat i’m Researching:

“Due to their reputation as marginal zones, wetlands have long been overlooked in Western culture. This negative view stems from the deep-rooted notion that such areas are incompatible with prevailing modes of food production (e.g. arable and stock farming)in western economies, as they developed over the centuries.

This Western view differs fundamentally from the forager or hunter-gatherer perception of wetlands.Firstly, wetlands – as ecotonal zones between dryland and open water – display a remarkable biological diversity, ensuring a variable as well as permanent subsistence base for forager communities. Secondly, in forager societies, humans are generally perceived as part of the landscape, of which all the components – plants, animals, rivers and humans alike – possess a soul.”

-Hog Vaart-A27 in context: towards a model of Mesolithic-Neolithic land-use dynamics as a framework for archaeological heritage management, Hans Peeters, 2007

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Have a wonderful weekend, all.


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