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2/15 With peasant agriculture human’s relationship to the earth changes. Costs of being a peasant farmer: 1. peasant farmers work harder than foragers Lee: 18-21 hours/week to meet all subsistence needs (foragers) 2. foragers have a better diet more stable diet – nomads more varied diet peasants- vegetarians (not by choice)- often 80% + of what they eat is their staple grain 3. peasants pollute their environment 4. peasants have more disease b/c they have domestic animals large, dense populations 5. peasants do not have local autonomy or control 2/27 Culture change is always occurring. But beginning around 1450, culture change became accelerated: European colonialism o Ethnocentrism o Economic gain Europeans wanted what traditional cultures had Traditional people had minerals, pelts (animal hide), lumber, food, land Eurtopeans wanted traditional people to be export economies- that is, produce things for Europeans to consume (engaged in trade) Result: 1. European customs became mandatory
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course ANT 46.200 taught by Professor Minderhout during the Spring '07 term at Bloomsburg.

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