11am Discussion Yanomamo Chapter 2 • It is interesting that a large number of Yanomamo die from snakebites and almost everyone eventually gets bitten by a snake. • What is the most common way for Yanomamo to die, is it disease that usually kills them or something • The technology that the Yanomamo uses is very intriguing because they know how to make bows and arrows, but not just ordinary arrows, poison arrows that are weakened a bit in order to cause the order to break off inside the target to allow maximum damage. • The many different types of arrows and arrow technology are very remarkable, where did they learn these techniques and how are the techniques passed down to the next generation? • How long does it take to gather all of the necessary materials for building a shelter or shabono? Also how many people are involved in the gathering and building of the shelter? • It appears as if the Yanomamo have an awful lot of choice in their diet, there are a few game animals, pigs, monkeys and a few other animals. They also eat fish and
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