|INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY | ONLINE. . . . . . . . . . .Spring 2018|
Anthropology Quote of the Week:
Domestication and the Rise of Civilization
Evolution and Genetics
1. What is the thesis of this documentary? (answer this question at the end of the video, but contemplate it throughout)
2. What was the name of the Middle Eastern village identified by Canadian archaeologist Ian Kuijt (pronounced "Kite") where people settled into a community for the first time?
3. What grain sources were available to the people of this first community?
4. What is the human artifact (a feature of the archaeological site) that is so important in the development of domestication of plants?
5. How did the first farmers impact the evolutionary development of the plants around them?
6. According to Diamond, why did the New Guinea farmers not develop civilization?
7. What is the advantage that Americans have over New Guineans when it comes to the crops we eat?
8. How did the domestication of animals relate to farming in America and New Guinea?
9. Why were most of the villages of the fertile crescent abandoned after one thousand years of intensive farming and where did the people go?
10. What are some of the criticisms of Jared Diamond's argument that geography and food crops explain inequality and how does he answer them?
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