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8.29.11 - August 29, 2011 Making Habitats Meaningful Making...

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August 29, 2011 Making Habitats Meaningful Making meaning of the cyclic rhythm of annual seasonality Polar dark/light o Effect: different kinds of dwellings for each season to accommodate Temperate cold/warm o Effect: cold – go to school; warm – labor on farms (growing season) Tropical wet/dry o Effect: wet – crops grow, planting takes place at end of dry season; dry – archeologist do work during it because easier to keep water out Hunter-gathers base hunt on seasons 1. Phases of the Moon a. Ex: harvesting thatch for Maya vernacular dwellings 2. Planetary Phases a. Ex: Venus – sometimes evening star, sometimes morning star a.i. Dresden Codex, pages represent calculations of the patterns of Venus a.ii. Military event based on Venus’ location a.iii. Romans – eyes of March 3. Milkyway a. Tree of life in Maya Cosmology; watched very carefully by Mayan scribes Gendered Habitats Linda Hogan describes caves as feminine Dwellings seen as feminine
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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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8.29.11 - August 29, 2011 Making Habitats Meaningful Making...

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