Societies which obtain the majority of their resources by hunting (possibly also by fishing and capturing small animals) and from plants. The quantity of the resources available varies with each season. These societies are generally nomadic. In some cases they may settle in a region where there is a year-round abundant supply of resources, or in places where one particular resource can be acquired in large quantities and stored. Social inequality can be seen in these sedentary societies, whereas nomadic hunter-gatherer societies are noted for the absence of social hierarchy.