Anthropology 101.9

Anthropology 101.9 - Physical features of the natural...

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Physical features of the natural environment- stressors - Ambient temperature - Humidity - Rainfall - Sunlight - level of biodiversity human adaption to the environment - housing o types of construction o placement of houses o protection from elements and insects - food and water o humans need water to survive o sanitation - clothing some human activites that alter the potential for infectious disease transmission the human social environment: risks associated with daily activites - population growth- density. Contaminated water sources, lung damage and other health problems - wood gathering, market, water collection, food exposed to vermin and disease - food preparation facilities - destruction of vegetation- upsets balance of ecosystem - water control projects alter the environment - air pollution - varied access to health care human activities that alter the potential for infectious disease transmission - war and social disruption preagricultural populations - about 7000 bc characteristics of hunters and gatherers - small population, dispersed, nomadic
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