History 7 Students Simulate Hunter-Gatherer Life

Hopkins students in History 7 have been studying hominid evolution and early human societies. In order to better answer the question, “Why did homo sapiens migrate around the world?” students engaged in a simulation of Hunter-Gatherer life on the glade between Baldwin Hall and Heath Commons.

Divided into rival clans and using tessellation cubes as foodstuffs, students attempted to gather a balanced diet of food for every member of their clan’s population. As populations increased faster than resources, students were forced to successfully hunt, innovate, migrate, or risk having their clans descend into oblivion.

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