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[Fieldwork] Working with BaYaka kids in Congo (4/7)

Kids play with, and at, all sorts of things. Over the summer, one father decided to turn a subset of the forest near our camp into a garden. Once the trees were cut, the children went to play; the limbs of the tree were perfect fodder for a game of tag, or, in this case, eagles hunting monkeys. The bounce on the limps turned into a truck ride down a logging road. The long fruit from one of the trees made perfect cell phones.

Every once in a while, they would climb down from the fallen trees, and climb up an Ediki tree to get an ediki, a big sweet yellow fruit.

Which is work, and which is play?

A post shared by Dr. Sarah Pope (@sezdoesscience) on Sep 28, 2018 at 7:01am PDT


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