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r-marie wrote:I've watched a lot of documentaries over the years, depicting the lives of various primitive tribes living in the jungle, rain forest, etc.
The Kombai are hunter-gatherers, moving from place to place during long treks in search of food. They eat cassowary birds, riflebirds, wild pigs, grasshoppers, tree kangaroos and snakes. However, their main protein comes from the larvae of the Capricorn beetle, also coined the 'sago grub'.
They also eat biscuit-like concoctions called sago, which are made from the pulp of the sago tree. The pulp is turned into flour and then baked or steamed. It is supplemented with green bananas, cucumbers, mushrooms, fruits and berries. Palm leaves and ferns make up their diet as well. The Kombai cook with hot stones.
r-marie wrote:My most recent enjoyment came from the Van Tulleken twins who are both doctors but seem to have stopped making these kinds of documentaries. They are very handsome and - expecially Chris - fearless. http://vantullekenbrothers.com/vantulle ... leken.html
And before that I really enjoyed watching Mark and Ollie ‚ÄúLiving with the Tribes‚ÄĚ presented by BBC. I think I've seen all of those shows as well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_%26_O ... the_Tribes