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York University
Environmental Studies
ENVS 1000
Peter Timmerman

ENVS 1000 10/16/2013 10:23:00 AM th Essays due on the week of the 11 – 5 pages double spaced (be specific b/c it is very short)  Next week have an outline for our paper (headers and subthemes, etc.) Environmental History: How are we related to others?  Had a great deal of leisure time. They were a society that had a lot of resources. The restraints would be keeping a small pop and having a large piece of territory. o Infanticides was one of many techniques used to keep pop low  Slash and burn agriculture – method used for cultivating food Case Study : Tukano (Gather/Hunter)  Live in the Amazon basin (rainforest). Is associated with their relationship with animals. All their rituals deal with understanding the natural world around them. Case Study: Kaluli of New Guinea The transition from hunter-gather to agriculture:  The standard view is that it was tied to the arrival of cities. With a large surplus pops. Were able to expand easily.  Believe to have begun in Mesopotamia b/c of the abundance of fertile soil for domestication. About 10,000 yrs. ago is when it all began to come together.  Water dependent society – hydrological Agriculturalists: How do things grow?
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