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Unformatted text preview: -More commonly accepted b. What happened to “archaic”?-Were widespread throughout Europe, North Africa, Asia-We don’t know how Neanderthals were killed off-All kinds of models put forward-most likely pushed into marginal environments (less resources) when modern Homo sapiens came in-Modern Homo sapiens knows how to utilize resources more efficiently-If Homo sapiens were just 1% more intelligent/efficient than Neanderthal, we would’ve killed off Neanderthals in 1000 years. II. Major MMW themes-When reading we should be looking for:-Environment + Subsistence economy-Subsistence = contrast to cash economy-Social relationships within the society-Within genders, between the two sexes-Children-Older people-Tribal interaction-Leadership and Politics-Keeping order-How to get people running to keep society running-without laws-Religion/Mythology-Diseases/Curing-Technology-Demographics-Oral tradition vs. Written tradition-Arts III.Slides of pygmies...
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- Fall '06
- Homo Sapiens, modern Homo