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Subsistence Roosevelt (1987) and Sahlins (1972)
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The “food quest” Largely defines human evolution; subsistence levels mark social change in most conceptual schemes used by anthropologists E.g., band-->tribe-->chiefdom-->state
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Food Quest involves: Getting food takes up much of people’s day talk of food is central to social interactions food preparation is also time consuming clean up “ “ planning “ “ storage “ “ It is a key part of human culture
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More background: Egalitarian societies - groups who share goods equally; think- simple, small scale, hunter-gatherer types Complex societies - groups with stratification and the trappings of “civilization”
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Simple and Complex Societies - Said to correlate with forms of social, economic, and political organization 2 ends of the scale on which culture is measured, evaluated, and characterized
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Adaptation - What is it?
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Adaptation - According to the Oxford Dictionary: adaptation - to become adjusted to new conditions In an anthropological context it is - ?
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