MMW 1 11.7.07

MMW 1 11.7.07 - MMW 1 11/7/07 Wednesday, Week 6 I....

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MMW 1 11/7/07 Wednesday, Week 6 I. Background info -Authority – “officially do” -Power – Really do -Horticulture – gardening II. Carrying capacity (finish) a)Foraging populations -Agriculture – Farming -More labor into production – more intensive -Very typically is associated with grain; wheat, millet, barley, rice – starchy diet -Menarche – when a girl begins her menstruation -Lactational amenorrhea – when a woman is breast feeding it suppresses menstruation -adolescent sterility – very often in foraging societies a woman can easily be 18 years old before she has fertility, fercundity – biological potential to have children -Interbirth intervals – time between women’s having children – between births b) More sedentary populations -What are the big changes that are happening because of being sedentary? -Population increases -Sedentary -> population growth -> intensify food production -> more sedentary -Principle of nutrition sufficiency -People don’t want to starve -Assumption that people want to live with the carrying capacity
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2008 for the course MMW 1 taught by Professor Jordan during the Fall '06 term at UCSD.

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