Professor Emeritus at Kobe Gakuin University
ACADEMIC FIELD & RESEARCH
My main area of research is in the field of anthropology (specifically, ecological anthropology) focusing on the ecology and culture of hunter-gatherers in African rainforests. I have also studied the symbiotic relationship between hunter-gatherers and slash-and-burn agriculturalists, and their respective relationships with the outside world.
RESEARCH FIELD (FIELD SITE, LOCATION OF RESEARCH)
Tropical rainforests of the Congo Basin in Central Africa
・Efe Pygmies in the Ituri Forest in Democratic Republic of the Congo
・Baka Pygmies in southeastern Cameroon
- Terashima H., Itani, J. (Ed.), Ohtsuka R. (Ed.) Symbiotic Forests（The World of Tropical Forests 6）. University of Tokyo Press, 1997. (Japanese)
- Terashima H. Egalitarianism: Evolution of Societies and Equalities in Primates and Humans. Nakanishiya Shuppan, 2010. (Japanese)
- Terashima H., Shinohara T. (Eds.) Ethno-Science（Lecture on Ecological Anthropology 7）. Kyoto University Press, 2002. (Japanese)
- Terashima H., Hewlett BS. (Eds.) Social learning and Innovation in Contemporary Hunter-Gatherers: Evolutionary and Ethnographic Perspectives. Springer, 2016.