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Ethnobiological Inferences from Great Basin Oral Tradition


The ethnobiological data present in Great Basin oral tradition form the basis of this paper. The oral tradition of a variety of Great Basin groups was examined and references to economic activities, specifically the procurement and preparation of foods, were recorded. This information was then compared with the extant data regarding Great Basin economic activities in an effort to broaden our understanding of Great Basin subsistence strategies and cultural ecology.

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