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12.5.11 - December 5, 2011 Stewardship of Human-produced...

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December 5, 2011 Stewardship of Human-produced Habitats Humans and habitat – a million-year long relationship Are there any habitats on this planet that are not human produced? o Habitat manipulation occurred even before humans started to build o Maybe desert habitat’s haven’t been produced by humans Saharan desert created by natural forces o Antarctica: because humans couldn’t survive so natural forces created them Maya and Mesoamerican reasons have large human impact o Area co-evolved with humans Notion that have untrammeled environment is 19 th century is not accurate Humans have privileged place of humans in habitats of planet earth; humans “in the drivers seat” With privilege, comes responsibility… Our responsibility to “treat with care and tenderness all other lives that share our small world” (Linda Hogan, 112) Linda Hogan asks why we search scientifically for qualities that separate us from non-
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course ANTH 123 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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12.5.11 - December 5, 2011 Stewardship of Human-produced...

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