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Society and Culture Types of Societies The society we live in did not spring up overnight; human societies have evolved slowly over many millennia. However, throughout history, technological developments have sometimes brought about dramatic change that has propelled human society into its next age. Hunting and Gathering Societies Hunting and gathering societies survive by hunting game and gathering edible plants. Until about 12,000 years ago, all societies were hunting and gathering societies. There are five basic characteristics of hunting and gathering societies: 1. The primary institution is the family, which decides how food is to be shared and how children are to be socialized, and which provides for the protection of its members. 2. They tend to be small, with fewer than fifty members. 3. They tend to be nomadic, moving to new areas when the current food supply in a given area has been exhausted. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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