The discipline of Anthropology studies the basic forms of human society. Typically, the "hunter-gatherer" society is considered less advanced than the agriculturally-based society. Enos tells us that the Lamanites were nomadic hunter-gatherers, feeding upon beasts of prey; dwelling in tents, and wandering about in the wilderness (v. 20). Apparently, the Nephite society was more advanced in that they practiced a typical, agricultural economy. Apparently, hunting was also common among the Nephites because that is what Enos was doing before he began to pray, I went to hunt beasts in the forests (v. 3).