Unformatted text preview: extent, even if large-scale impersonal markets & monetary currency are absent (or only became important in recent decades) Pastoralists can be categorized in terms of frequency of movement (nomadism): 1) Settled pastoralism = keeping animals in one place most or all of year, provisioning them with fodder (e.g., hay), which is the typical pattern for many traditional European pastoralists (or agropastoralists); this system is relatively capital-intensive (need substantial barns, means to transport hay, etc.) 2) Transhumance = regular round-trip from home base to pasture (e.g., move herds up into mountain pastures in summer, back to lowlands in winter), without any major dwellings or barns in any location 3) Nomadic pastoralism = moving herds to any avail. pasture, often on opportunistic basis over long distances and with no fixed pattern; characteristic of populations most dependent on pastoralism, and hence primary focus of this course...
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Livestock, Transhumance, Pasture, Pastoralism