The Hadza live in a savannah/woodland habitat in northern Tanzania. SCAN will focus on the few remaining traditional camps that still live solely by hunting and gathering. These small, mobile camps consist of about 25 people, and move every month or two. Hadza women do most of the food gathering and also hunt small animals, while men harvest honey and bow hunt various species of large and small game.
Dr. Layne Vashro is collecting Hadza data with the assistance of Dr. Brian Wood, using methods pretested with the assistance of Dr. Frank Marlowe. Marlowe and Wood have extensive data on Hadza demography, genealogy, foraging, mobility, and social behavior, all of which will be valuable in this project.