The Transition from Semi-nomadism to Sedentism - Arthur Haines #7

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In this episode of ReWild Yourself! Podcast, Arthur Haines and I continue our conversation from earlier podcasts, this time focusing on the transition from semi-nomadism to sedentism.

Episode breakdown:

  • Daily and seasonal movement was a huge part of hunter-gatherer existence
  • Nomadic peoples were not just endless wanderers
  • Agriculture is a spectrum
  • What emerges when people stop moving? 
  • Hunter-gatherers were generalists
  • Walking was a significant part of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle
  • Fit for the gym vs. fit for the earth
  • Is working out wasted energy?
  • Dissociative gym workouts
  • The amazing strength of foraging mothers
Agriculture as a complete food package is the greatest travesty ever played on humans. Tweet it!
Exercise is a surrogate for a deficiency of actual human living. Tweet it!
Our modern environment selects for people who dissociate easily. Tweet it!

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Meet Arthur

Greetings! My name is Arthur Haines and I’ve been helping people explore human ecology for over 20 years. I’ve done this with the mission of developing deep awareness of and connection to nature, promoting individual health, and fostering self-reliance. Wild food is a passion of mine, and through this, I offer a glimpse of our past and a new picture of our future. Through this knowledge, and many other facets of our shared ancestral lifeways, we can awaken a rewilding of our body, mind, and heart.

I endeavor to share knowledge garnered from this perspective, one that merges the material knowledge of present-day people with the ecological knowledge of ancestral people.

You can find Arthur on Facebook and on his website