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Lecture 2

ANT 200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Mbuti People, Human Relations Area Files, Conflict Resolution


Department
ANT—Anthropology
Course Code
ANT 200
Professor
Endonino
Lecture
2

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Hunter-Gatherers
Ethnography in Anthropology
Primary method of C.A.
o Detailed description of one group
Participant Observation
o Do what the people do
Time allocation studies
o How do the people spend their time?
Life Histories
o people ‘s life stories
Documentation- film, audio, written
Enthnology
Enthnology
o Branch of anthropology- compares, contrast cultures
Ethnological study (comparative)
o Comparing kinship and descent of !Kung and Mbuti
Ethnographic Atlas
o database , investigate broad cultural patterns
Cross-cultural comparison
o Compares same feature between different societies
Uses data from ethnographic atlas, other sources
Harvard 1960s
o !Kung San
o Richard Lee and others
Document H-G societies
o Multiple reasons
Traveler accounts
Colonial archives/documents
o Economically important products
o Conflict
Archaeology
Variation
o More diversity in adaptations, life-ways
Change through time
Behaviors not present in ethnography or history
o Monument construction
Where are Hunter-Gathers today?
Artic
o No need for sleds → snow mobiles
o Food can be bought
o Still connected to the modern world
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