The Centrality of Arrow Crafting and Hunting in the Agta Way-of-Life
P. BION GRIFFIN and AGNES ESTIOKO-GRIFFIN
The Agta hunters-gatherers, or foragers, an ethno-linguistic society living in northeastern Luzon have until recently focused much of their identity and way-of-life on their bow and arrow complex. Their sophisticated arrow technology enabled them to successfully exploit the forests and littoral zones of the Sierra Madre range of mountains, to gain their own subsistence in wild game and to provision scattered lowland farmers. The bow and arrow complex is described as it existed until late in the twentieth century.
Keywords: Agta hunters-gatherers, Sierra Madre, Northeast Luzon, bows, arrows, Isabela, Cagayan
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