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The Kung San tribe is located in isolated areas of Botswana Angola and Namibia in Southern Africa located near the Kalahari Desert The Kung people refer to themselves as the Zhuntwasi which means the real people When research was first done on the Kung it was done by anthropologists from Harvard during the 1960s These anthropologists did a long-term study on their daily life When research was done the anthropologists described the Kung as relatively isolated peaceful and sharing These people tried to define the Kung as the ideal society which is hardly true These researchers turned out to be wrong when it was found out that the Kung homicide rate is extremely high and half of all the children were killed by disease This is hardly an ideal society The Kungs environment in which they live is considered to be harsh by outsiders They live in a semi-arid region with some trees but it is mostly brush and grass-covered low hills and flat spaces Rainfall during the wet season varies from only five to forty inches Temperature during the winter is below freezing but during the summer it is well above one hundred degrees The Kung are able to survive their harsh environment by simply adapting to their surroundings The Kung live in villages which consist of ten to thirty people and are semi-permanent Once their source of water dries up the village has to carry their belongings to a new area where a reliable source of water can be found The people of the villages live in grass-built huts with a fire burning in front of each hut all the time The Kung are hunter-gatherers with men mainly being responsible for providing the meat Typical animals that the men hunt are wildebeest gemsbok giraffe various reptiles and birds The mens game is distributed in the generalized reciprocity form This means giving and taking the game without the use of money The women
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