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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


ANTH 30 Hunters and Gatherers

This course explores the hunting and gathering way of life, the sole means of human subsistence until the development of agriculture 10,000 years ago, now represented by only a few dozen groups around the world. We will examine a number of hunting and gathering peoples living in highly disparate environments- deserts, tropical forests, arctic regions-in an attempt to discover how they adapt to their natural and social environments, how they organize and perpetuate their societies, and how they bring meaning to their lives through religion. Understanding contemporary hunter-gatherers illuminates the workings of earlier human societies as well as fundamental features of human society in general, such as the sexual division of labor. 

Prerequisite

One introductory Anthropology course.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:SOC; WCult:NW

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Offered

Not offered in the period from 17F through 18S

Department-Specific Course Categories

BIOL