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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 Mesoamerica—seasonally 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
- Procurement Systems, regulatory mechanisms, rainy season macrobands, wild food sources, sufficiently high level, sedentary village life