MMW 1 11.9.07

MMW 1 11.9.07 - MMW 1 11/9/07 Friday, Week Six I. Finish...

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MMW 1 11/9/07 Friday, Week Six I. Finish material from last time -First Demographic Transition -The incredibly strong increase in population associated with the agriculture and population -Foragers handle risk by moving outward II. Migration to New World, including “the Cold Filter” -Tremendous increase -Relative population densities of foragers compared to farmers Irrigation farmers – 0.1 km2 per person Dry farmers – 0.5 km2 per person Hunter-gatherers – 10 km2 per person Example of intensification -Previously thought that intensification makes it easer -Intensive foraging – used to describe a situation where a population has enough resources and can do enough with them to Earlier view of “agricultural revolution” – Small nomadic hunter-gatherer bands -> food domestication -> large sedentary agricultural community Current view – small nomadic hunter-gatherer bands -> social complexity -> sedentary -> food domestication -> large sedentary After ice age was gone they found places to forage
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