10-12-11 - Migration Diffusion Bolsters reproduction...

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Bolsters reproduction because of a stable food supply Lots of kids increase labor force Labor force initiates spread: spread of farming skills Farmers reproduce rapidly Culture of Neolithic settlements/technologies Sickles, digging sticks Seythes, forks, hoes, plows Draft animals (8 kya): product of domestication Pestles & mortars: we can now process the food we have harvested Pottery: now we can store grain that we process. Social Structure: Social structure: egalitarian ; total equality Health deterioration: 4 th generation of farmers; seasonal stress (late winter/early spring when there isn’t anything to eat) People begin to get shorter Progress Model from HG culture to Farmer culture Lives of Hunter-Gatherers Leisure Diverse Diet Egalitarianism “The original affluent society” Farming brings Narrow diets Risk of crop failure Parasites/infectious diseases Class division
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course ANTHRO 120 taught by Professor Huddleston during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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