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Unformatted text preview: 1 Gary Snyder Reading Thursday, March 6 8:00 Rackham Auditorium (Note: Welcome by Geoff Eley, Linda Gregerson & Keith Taylor at 7:30) Part of the conference, Writing in Public: A Celebration of Karl Pohrt March 6-7 2 The Hardest Question 23 37 39. What characteristic is common to all New World Monkeys? ( 9.4) A. Tool use. (59.0) B. Prehensile tails. ( 4.4) C. An orthograde posture. (22.9) D. They are aboreal. ( 4.4) E. They are terrestrial. 3 EXAM 1 GRADE KEY # Correct Grade (N) % 49-50 A+ 23 4.8% 47-48 A 65 13.5% 44-46 A- 162 33.8% 42-43 B+ 65 13.5% 40-41 B 77 16.0% 38-39 B- 37 7.7% 36-37 C+ 16 4.6% 34-35 C 6 1.3% 32-33 C- 9 1.9% 30-31 D+ 5 1.0% 28-29 D 2 0.4% 26-27 D- 2 0.4% 0-25 E 5 1.0% 4 The Importance of Domestication: 1. Technique: Compare to the Acheulean watershed 2. Foundation for everything subsequent:--> social complexity--> ecological dominant: fundamentally new relationship with environment--> decline in variety : !Kung reliant on over 100 species : contemporary agriculturalists about 20--> moral economies of transformation : time & scheduling : specialization & exploitation--> coevolution of plants & societies 5 The Big Puzzles: Why do it? 1. Not the result of a lack of knowledge among foragers. 2. Not because there was less work in farming. 3. Not because the food was tastier. 4. Not because of a more secure subsistence than foraging. 6 The Sweetness of Foraging Life (1) 1. Not lack of knowledge : evidence of foraging intimacy with environment; knowledge of plants-->Shoshoni gatherers & berry seeds-->burning grasslands to attract game: Lakota, Tamang-->Northern Australia, aboriginal people & runoff channels 7 The Sweetness of Foraging Life (2) 2. Not for less work :has anybody baled hay?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Peters during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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