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Unformatted text preview: Macro Scales, Broader Generalities or General Processes; No longer emphasize Diffusion C. Techno-Environmental Explanations, Cultural Materialism (emphasized that societies are adapting to the natural/physical environment (cultural ecology), Cultural Adaptations (technology), Prime Movers (Technology/ Environment)- primary catalysts to force societies to change over time , 3 Premises of Model: i) Infrastructure affects other Cultural Components (social, political, ideology) ii) Relatively few Options for Cultural Adaptations? iii) Systems Approach; Feedback Cycles; Evolutionary Fitness Social Form of Darwinian Natural Selection; Arch. are Comfortable with Cultural Materialism Environ. + Technology D. 5 New Developments (1960-1980) i) Definition of Culture (Stress Variation), L. Binford People Participated in Cultures Differentially...
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- Fall '09