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Table 4 Variation in the performance of specific tasks by children during their subsistence activities, by age category of the children

From: Children’s daily activities and knowledge acquisition: A case study among the Baka from southeastern Cameroon

Category of activities Specific task 5–9 years-old 9–13 years-old 13–16 years-old
Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls
Hunting Putting vegetal snare for mice X   X   X  
Putting vegetal snare for birds X   X   X  
Putting snares with iron cables      X  
Hunting small game with sling X   X   X  
Hunting small game with bow and arrows X   X   X  
Playing “leka X X X X X X
Playing wheel    X   X  
Small game collective hunting X X X X X X
Unearthing game with smoke    X X X X
Hunting with spear    X   X  
Gathering Sub-spontaneous tubers gathering X X X X X X
Palm seed processing X X X X X X
Palm seed gathering    X X X X
Mushroom gathering X X X X X X
Gnetum’s leaves gathering     X   X
Climb to gather papaya/avocat’s fruits X X X X X X
Honey gathering      X  
Palm wine gathering and processing      X  
Agriculture Weeding X X X X X X
Planting X X X X X X
Harvesting Groundnuts X X X X X X
Fishing Fish gathering X X X X X X
Fishing with hook X   X   X  
Building dam    X X X X
Water extracting X X X X X X
Dig the river    X X X X