What is ecological anthropology?
- Study of human populations their adaptive responses.
Department of ecological anthropology
- grounded in Stewards cultural ecology
o draws from theories of cultural change and growth
o also from systems theorists, evolut
Ethnobotany: People and Plants
Ethnobotany - Studies human knowledge and use of plant foods, medicines and
Cognitive Ethnobotany studies how human acquire information about plants,
both wild and cultivated!
45% of commercial medicines come from
The Three Worlds of Bali
September 22, 2015
Biochemical Cycles and the Balinese Terrace Agriculture System
- Alternating wet and dry phases (pulses) increases productivity
o Creating aerobic and anaerobic soil conditions
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Approaches to Ecological Anthropology
neo-evolutionism (Leslie White)
o Cultures evolve as they increase control of energy sources (Fire
Animal Power Coal Oil Electricity Thermonuclear