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Unformatted text preview: - New Data suggest, first, that primitive peoples rarely adapt to whole environmental zones - Next, it appears that sometime groups basic adaptation may not even be to the micro-environments within a zone, but rather to a small series of plant and animal genera whose ranges cross-cut several environments. - Regulatory mechanisms Seasonality was imposed on man by the nature of the wild resources themselves o in Mesoamericaseasonally restricted nature or resources made it impossible for groups to remain large all year, and counteracted any trends toward population increase which might have been fostered by the intensive harvests of the rainy- season macrobands. Thus, populations never grew to the point where they could effectively over=reach their wild food sources. scheduling was a cultural activity which resolved conflict between...
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- Spring '08