o be a cardinal concept in huntergatherers cultures, yet a third question to ask is, How is this concept constructed and understood in these cultures?…

Since children appears to be a cardinal concept in huntergatherers cultures, yet a third question to ask is, How is this concept constructed and understood in these cultures? What are its symbolic uses and meanings? This last question is given more attention in this chapter than the rst two, drawing on Nayaka ethnography with which I am personally familiar. WHY HAVE CHILDREN BEEN ANALYTICALLY INVISIBLE?