Lecture 19 Part 1 – Culture: What Was Past Life Like?
As an analytical device, culture is divided into three main parts:
o 1. Technoenvironmental
How people articulate with their environment
o 2. Sociological
How people articulate with each other as individuals
o 3. Ideological
How to people relate to their cosmos/world view
Music, laws, arts, science, religion, etc.
o Often see two components or focus on these points more (easier to
see in the record)
What people eat, how they exploit their resources, etc.
2. Settlement practices
How to people distribute themselves on the landscape
Dependant on environmental factors, don’t just settle
o Often referred to as settlement-subsistence studies
o Can look at where settlements are to connect it how they were