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Women'hunting in Gbaya land

Abstract : The Gbaya people of Central African Republic are hunters, gatherers and cultivators. Men are the principal actors of hunting with fires and women, during the same time at the fry season, do on the burnt ground a hunting which has a specific name. Women search the holes for the animals they capture and kill.They use a specific tool: a hoe-spade. Women's hunting is subject to an annual ritual of fertility, in order for them to keep their ability to kill animals. This ritual is related to men rituals.
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Paulette Roulon-Doko. Women'hunting in Gbaya land. Armin Prinz. Hunting food and drinking wine, Lit, pp.155-163, 2006, Wiener Ethnomedizinische Reihe. ⟨hal-00511947⟩



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