11-04-11 - Production Distribution Consumption Which is the...

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Production Distribution Consumption Which is the most important? Production for the Marxist, was paramount. In capitalism, consumption is the hot ticket. Production Foraging (Hunting/Gathering) Started with erectus and archaic Homo sapiens. Foragers rely on nature to make their living Animal domestication and plant cultivation spread rapidly and changed forager’s lifestyles Foragers remain productive in certain areas of the world today Horticulture (small-scale gardening) Use simple tools Non-intense use of the lands : no setting up permanent equipment. If it doesn’t rain, you don’t eat. Slash and burn techniques move crops for a few years and then move. This process is called: Shifting cultivation Agriculture (non-industrial agriculture) Sedentary: requires more labor than horticulture Intensive use of land Tend to have domestic animals to help with labor Irrigation: could take years to build Long-term investment; meant for generations Pastoralists Animal herders; don’t often use animals for meat. Beneficial to both herder and herded
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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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