In what ways do the environment and technology influence production and subsistence patterns?
→no one wants to work harder for less food
→The law of the minimum: people tend to adapt to the worst conditions
How is foraging a sustainable adaption to marginal environments
→searching for food available in nature
→do not domesticate plants
→many people can use foraging in times of hardship
→very few people support themselves through foraging
→less gender divide in less harsh environments
→women hunt too
→no centralized leadership
How is pastoralism a sustainable adaption to arid environments?
→pastoralism: based on the domestication and consumption of animals
→Agro-pastoralism: mixed animal farming and crops