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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1150
Professor
R.Sylvain
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 5: 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
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