Hunter-gatherers: A photo gallery

We'll start with Southeast Asian peoples. 

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Batek in Penang, 2017. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Agta hunter and leader Galpong at Nanadukan beach, Cagayan, the Philippines. Photo © Bion Griffin
A Moken man punting in front of his village, Surin Islands, Phang-nga Province, Thailand, 2016. Photo © Narumon Arunotai.
Urak Lawoi man demonstrates how to use a hand spear, Phuket Province, Thailand, 2017. Photo © Narumon Arunotai
Penan are skilled blacksmiths and locally renowned for their knives and machetes. Lg Jekitan, Baram, Sarawak, 2013. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Agta woman planting. Photo © Bion Griffin
Moken woman and children selling hand-made crafts to tourists, Surin Islands, Phang-nga Province, Thailand, 2016. Photo © Narumon Arunotai
Taytayan, Agta hunter and leader. Photo © Bion Griffin
naʔKsɔʔ digging for tubers, Taman Negara, 2012. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Urak Lawoi woman cracks open rock oysters, Laem Tookkae, Phuket Province, Thailand, 2017. Photo © Narumon Arunotai
Jaliy trying to reach a snagged fruit tree, Taman Negara, 2014. It proved impossible, and we continued on our way. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Agta. Photo © Bion Griffin
Penan meat-sharing: partitioning for equality. Lg. Jek, Sarawak, 2010. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Batek meat-sharing: delivery by children. Taman Negara, 1996. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Ujok Balan formally welcomes Paneh Kilah to Lg. Jek. Though related, they rarely get a chance to meet. Western Penan, Sarawak, 2013. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Penan Gəŋ group returning to Lg. Jek from their field camp where they were planting rice and monitoring oil palm estate expansion. News that a relative was deathly ill, perhaps near death, was bringing everyone home to keep vigil. She lived on and everyone dispersed again. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po, 2010
Lg. Jek Penan crowding around to greet their relative Paneh Kilah of Lg. Wat, who has not visited for a long time. Sarawak, 2013. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Maniq man (unidentified) responding to questions from linguist Gérard Diffloth, Trang, Thailand, 2001. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Ujok Balan, Lg Jek, 2010. Penan Gəŋ are among the groups first categorised by Rodney Needham as Western Penan (i.e., *west* of the Baram River). Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
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Penan boys, Lg. Wat, Sarawak, 2009. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Master players of the sapek: Penan of Lg. Wat, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2009
There were several highly skilled performers in this community, at least three of whom had sons learning from and performing with them. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Penan Gangnam, Lg. Jek, Sarawak, 2013. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Batek children, Taman Negara, 2010. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Traditional Moken boat (a kabang) and row boat beached amidst more modernised and mechanised boats, Surin Islands, Phang-nga Province, Thailand, 2016. Photo © Narumon Arunotai
Urak Lawoi man foraging with his boat, Phuket Province, Thailand, 2017. Photo © Narumon Arunotai
Penan Belangan children, Asap, Sarawak, 2009. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Moken children, Surin Islands, Phang-nga Province, Thailand, 2003. Photo © Paladej Na Pombejra
Penan Belangan were one of 15 communities (9000 people) resettled from the Upper Balui for Bakun Dam. Other than the Bukitan, the other communities were Kayan and Kenyah (traditionally, farmers). These children had never known pre-resettlement life. Asap, Sarawak, 2009. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po
Tugang Sugun cuddles a great-granddaughter, Western Penan community of Lg. Jek, Sarawak, 2013. He is the former headman. After he retired, leadership passed to his son Matu Tugang, the current headman. Photo © Lye Tuck-Po