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Hunting and Poaching

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

[This article surveys the effects of hunting and poaching on biodiversity.] ...

Since its origin, humankind has fed itself

Hunting

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
1,416 words
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Hunting has been an important economic activity since the time of early hominins. Chimpanzees regularly hunt and kill other primates, ...

Hunting

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
1,303 words
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Little is known about the prehistoric hunter-gatherer of the Near East who created the Natufian and similar cultures. With the ...

Hunting

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
387 words

(κυνήγιον). In the Byz. countryside hunting had first of all a practical purpose—protection of the flocks from wild beasts. It ...

Hunting

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
233 words

The Bible refers to hunting for food (in Leviticus 17: 13 for example) and sees no objection to this. The ...

Hunting and Poaching

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
1,563 words
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Since its origin, humankind has fed itself by hunting. Humans shifted to agriculture and animal domestication only 7–8 thousand years ...

Hunting

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
2,319 words
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Modern hunting can be distinguished from hunting in premodern society in that the question of who hunts and of who ...

Hunting

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

desert game and the animals of the Nile Valley and its adjacent marshes was the original (Paleolithic) form of food ...

Hunting, Greek

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
864 words

Because the mountainous landscape of mainland Greece is unsuited to hunting on horseback, the most common type of hunting in ...

Hunting, Roman

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
946 words
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In central Italy, as in the Mediterranean in general, the hunter almost always hunted on foot, in the company of ...

Hunting in Africa

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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Current Version:
2010

Hunting has been an integral part of the foraging strategies that Africans, like others, have used since the beginnings of ...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

While Chaucer does not have anything as elaborate as the descriptions of the hunts in Sir Gawain and the Green ...

Hunting

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
430 words

As a popular pastime of the nobility, it is hardly surprising that hunting in its various forms should play an ...

hunting and fowling

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
734 words
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The pursuit of game: hunting for *sport; hunting for *food, skins, or other animal products; and hunting to ...

Hunting and the Origins of Religion

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
3,909 words

Introduction ...

Recently the relationship between religion and biology has drawn increasing scholarly attention. Ranging from theories of religion being “hardwired”

Hunting

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
605 words

In the Middle Ages, hunting still fulfilled its old functions of protection from an omnipresent animal world (protection of ...

hunting

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John Kinloch Anderson

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
541 words

Epic heroes (see homer) hunt to fill their bellies or to rid the land of dangerous beasts (...

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