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Unformatted text preview: culture has its own distinctive niche However, different cultures are not the same as different species, since they can 1) interbreed, 2) borrow traits, or even 3) merge into single population These possibilities make it tricky to apply ecological niche theory to analysis of interaction between diff. human populations/cultures However, if we keep in mind that with humans we are talking about ecological populations and not necessarily reproductively isolated ones, niche theory can be useful for analyzing processes of diversification, competition, and cooperation among human societies In particular, can be a useful tool for analyzing cultural/ethnic diversity...
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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