Outer Hebrides Biological Recording

Sea Bird Fowling in Scotland and Faroe

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Authors:

Baldwinn, J.R

Source:

Folk Life, Journal of Ethnological Studies, Volume 12, Issue 1, p.60-103 (1974)

Keywords:

Fowling

Abstract:

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<p mml="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" oasis="http://docs.oasis-open.org/ns/oasis-exchange/table" xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">Because it has survived well into our own age and because it is elemental in men's struggle for survival, sea-bird fowling has a special significance in the study of man on the north-western fringes of Europe and Scandinavia.</p>

<p mml="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" oasis="http://docs.oasis-open.org/ns/oasis-exchange/table" xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">It can be approached through an examination of equipmen, techniques and allied terminology, where typological development and cultural influence may be traced; It should also be considered in a social-economic context where the factors underlying man's exploitation of his resources and the overall development of his attitudes, ingenuity and adaptability are of equal relevance in construciing a picture of his interrelationship with his environment.</p>
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