Sibiloi National Park

the candycorns

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Checkpoint 1

Our group is a small nomadic hunter- gatherer tribe of 20 people ,6 men, 7 woman , and 7 children ranging in age from newborn to 15. your first priorities are food, water, and shelter.

FOOD,WATER, AND SHELTER

Food: We are going to hunt buffalo for our food source. To hunt the buffalo we will makeshift spears out of tree limbs and rocks. The six men will go hunting while the women and children stay behind.


Water: a river nearby. We know it's sanitary, because the animals drink it and they aren't dead because the water is flowing so it not holding any bacteria or things like that.


Shelter: We will make Tipi's. They will be made out of sticks and buffalo hide. The women and older children will build them, while the men are hunting/gathering supplies. The Tipi's support our nomadic lifestyle, because they're easy to build and we can easily pack up, move, and leave them behind.

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Spear

the tool we use to kill the buffalo

Population Growth

Our superior hunting and gathering skills have increased our tribe's regular calorie intake. The increase in our food supply has allowed our tribe to double in size (40 people) in just one generation!

Checkpoint 2

Our tribe is tired of the nomadic lifestyle and always having to pack up our life to search for more food, water, or shelter. You want to plant your roots and grow. The best way to do that is to actually plant roots and grow. Welcome to the Neolithic revolution.

Where we are going to Settle?

Our tribe is moving to Entebbe, Uganda. We chose to move to this place, because the climate where we were was very dry. In this new location there is more grassy areas, where we can begin to plant things. We also have more hunting options, like Deer.

Farming/Herding/Fishing/Food Producing Techniques

Fishing- For fishing, the men can use the spears that we have from hunting to spear the fish. Or, depending on how coordinated they are, they can just reach in and grab them.


Farming- For farming we will grow food in places that have good soil, direct sunlight, and that are easy to supply with water.

Our technique for keeping up with the soil:

Set/thin plants to the maximum recommended spacing (or more) for good air circulation and increased drought tolerance.

Cultivate the soil to keep down weeds and improve water penetration

Rotate crops and leave a bed fallow every few seasons (we plant "fallow" areas with wild flowers, zinnias, marigolds).

As well as amend the soil with finished compost

Level the planting area (a gardening book cliche that I've learned the hard way is extremely important in sandy soil)

We're going to start growing rice, beans, corn, tomatoes. We will eat these things with the meat we hunt and in order to grow crops, we will need high nutrient soil, water, and a place where the sun directly hits the soil so that there is a constant view of the sun. We will get the water from the stream nearby. If we notice that the water has an extraordinary amount of bacteria and bugs in it, we will decide to filter it.

Our technique for fertilizer:

For the fertilizer we will use trees to help hold our soil together and make sure that the roots will provide nutrients for the corn, rice, beans and tomatoes. The reason that the trees can be an amazing fertilizer is because the roots will insert nutrients into the soil around them and the crops will receive the nutrients. Since the soil is not in the best condition for farming this is a perfect idea to introduce since the trees can keep up with their health with very little care from humans.


Herding- We will herd sheep and cows. We will build small fences. We will build the fences of lumber the men collect from the trees. We can use the sheep for their wool coats, so we don't freeze in the winter. The cows will be for an extra food source in case a hunting doesn't go right or our crops die.

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Homestead Farm Tour in Wakiso District in Uganda

bonus

our farming/herding/fishing/food producing techniques were brilliant of ingenuity and have made our groups food supply reliable and more efficient. as a result, you have freed up more people from the labors of food production. in the next task your effective planning and research will be rewarded with two extra specialized worker categories.

work!!!

our tribe has found a permanent place to settle. it has also established such of surplus of food that now only a handful of workers can produce enough food to feed the entire village. this frees up many of your people to specialize in other jobs.

Jobs:

Mason: In order for us to have tools, bricks, and other necessities, we must have a person(s) specialized in stone work.

Carpenter: In order for us to have the items to make the stone items, we must have handles, and arrows.

Healer: We wouldnt be able to survive for a long time if we diddnt have a doctor or some type of person to help us in our well-being.

Huntsman:

Educator:

Priest:

Farmer:

Clothesmaker:

Soldier:

Shipbuilder:

We were Absorbed

Ethiopia absorbed us into their tribe. Our 26,000 merged with their 600,000.

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