ANTH 202 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Cherry Blossom, Corn Syrup

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Hertz, the pre-eminence of the right hand. All over the world, people favour the right hand over the left hand. Neanderthals also favoured right hand too (meat eating technique proved it) Word sinister comes from latin word for left connotation of left being bad. Almost everyone have a hand preference and most are right-handed. Dichotomy between what"s good (right) and strange (left) Also an idea that structures the ways in which society works. P. 35: if organic assymmetry had not existed, it would have been invented because it fights within the need of society to express power. Man is a double beinghas right and left-hand that are profoundly differentiated . People live in mountain pass connecting andes to the amazon. Center of religious power in pre-hispanic times (before spanish colonized) Iconoclassists those who break traditional ideas and symbols. The priests literally break the sculptures/altars in this transitional zone between andes and amazon.

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