Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology - a. Foraging i. Hunter-gathererers...

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Cultural Anthropology 1. Cultural Anthropology a. Study of modern human society and culture i. Patterns in behavior, thought, and perceptions. ii. Through active participation 2. Patterns of Subsistence a. Doing what is necessary to sustain human life i. Food, clothing, shelter ii. Adaptive strategies 1. A group’s system of economic activity 2. Economic activity – the extraction, production, exchange, storage, and consumption of material things of life 3. Adaptive strategies
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Unformatted text preview: a. Foraging i. Hunter-gathererers 1. Mobile 2. Rely on natural resources 3. Band societies a. 100 or less b. Kinship social organization i. Flexible 4. Egalitarian social systems a. Age and gender 5. Kung! Bushmen 6. Inuit 7. Northwest coast Indians b. Horticulture i. Subsistence Farmers 1. Simple tools 2. Fields not permanent a. Slash and burn b. Shifting ii. Shifting Cultivation 1. Plots lie fallow 2. Slash and burn iii....
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