Ch. 6 - Environment and Adaptation

Ch. 6 - Environment and Adaptation - ANTH101 Week45...

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ANTH101  Week 4-5 Environments and Subsistence Strategies  September 17-22, 2009 I. Environment and Adaptation a. Terms:  b. Adaptation/Interaction – the process through which organisms and  creatures make biological changes to increase the likelihood for  reproducing and thriving i. Biology does not explain how humans adapt (ex. People at the  poles and at the equator have very little difference in genetics) ii. Humans adapt to environment through our culture c. Production – Transform natural resources to satisfy material needs i. 3 Components of Production – Labor, Technology/Knowledge,  Resources ii. Organized by groups and tend to cooperate and organize  production 1. Division of Labor – Assigning different jobs to different  people 2. Gender, Skill, Age Group 3. Rights to resources II. Production (Subsistence) Strategies a. Not mutually exclusive (not limited to one and only one) b. Domestication – specific and deliberate breeding animals and cultivation  of plants for the direct benefit of humans c. Hunting and Gathering/Foraging** i. Living off the land, no radical alteration of the land ii. Normally are not sedentary, natural resources would diminish iii. Majority of foraging societies are nomadic
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