ENVS 1000 10/16/2013 10:23:00
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?