Farmers have less leisure time than hunter-gatherers, study suggests

Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who convert to farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbours, a new study suggests, complicating the idea that agriculture represents progress. The research also shows that the adoption of agriculture impacts most on the lives of women.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 21, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: hunter-gatherers anthropology agriculture philippines

The cultural significance of carbon-storing peatlands to rural communities

A group of UK and Peruvian researchers have carried out the first detailed study of how rural communities interact with peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon, a landscape that is one of the world’s largest stores of carbon.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 21, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: environment spotlight-on-sustainability-and-the-environment spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation carbon anthropology amazon south-america

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