Cultural evolution has not freed hunter-gatherers from environmental forcing

Source: Science Daily

Cultural evolution has made humans enormously potent ecosystem engineers and has enabled us to survive and flourish under a variety environmental conditions. Even hunter-gatherers, who obtain their food from wild plant and animal resources using seemingly simple technologies, have been able to extract energy in harsh arctic and desert conditions and compile vast knowledge on medical plants to fight against pathogens in the tropics.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180103100920.htm