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Unformatted text preview: best suited to given environment, not just any possible 3) suggests that effect of environment on culture depends on existing s/c features that any particular human population brings with it, and indeed that cultural change is driven not so much by environmental change as by technoeconomic change ("changing technology and productive arrangements") These innovations in CE have many important implications for understanding relationship between environment and s/c variation For example, in contrast to Kroeber's possibilism, CE portrays spread of agriculture as an adaptive process involving interaction between culture & environment: much evidence (discussed later in course) indicates that agriculture doesn't simply spread wherever it is possible, nor according to some internal cultural logic unrelated to environmental factors, but rather is adopted when it yields either greater return on labor than foraging, or increased food yield per unit land...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10