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Primate Diets
Control of Fire 
Luring Prey
Wetland Foods
Periglacial Steppe
Sub-arctic Habitat
Marine Resources
Buffalo Hunters
Sago Harvesting
Firing Woodlands
Preserved Foods
Keeping Account

All illustrations by the author Ivan Crowe


One way in which people have adapt to a more settled existence is by diversifying their food economy to avoid over exploitation of the resource base within their immediate habitat. Traps and snares may have begun to play a more significant part in acquiring food as some people adopted a more settled existence at the beginning of the Holocene, from about 15,000 years ago.