San and Yonomano Cultures

Comparing San (living in Southern and Central Africa) and Yonomano (living in the Amazon Basin) cultures.

This paper introduces, discusses and analyzes the cultures of the San and Yanomam. Specifically, it looks at how and why San culture has changed since 1948. It also compares and contrasts the San and Yanomam with respect to marriage and kinship in both cultures.
“Outwardly, the !Kung San live very much as their ancestors did thousands of years before. They are one of the last hunter-gatherer sects still surviving in the world today. They live in Africa, in out-of-the-way areas in Angola, Botswana, and Namibia. The author studied the San in 1969, and wrote her book “Nisa” in 1981.”