Aline Aronsky Photography

Hadzabe Hunt

The Hadzabe are a hunter-gatherer group in Tanzania who live near Lake Eyasi. During my time studying anthropology, I woke up at sunrise with the Hadzabe and captured their hunt for boar.

Hadzabe Hunt explores what life might have been like thousands of years ago when our ancestors were all hunter-gatherers. They practice egalitarianism, a political structure that values equality of the group over leadership of the few. They follow a pack of dogs, giving them the scent of the boar to follow. Hunters as young as ten years old joined, moving like lighting and twice as quiet as I was able to.

The hunt ended in capturing wild birds, but the boar escaped to live another day.

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