Introduction to Cultural Ecology

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Rowman Altamira, 2004 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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This volume is geared toward students and instructors involved in cultural ecology, ecological anthropology, and/or human ecology. While covering basic concepts for beginners, this book also provides a thorough and sophisticated discussion of cultural ecology's history and theory using examples from throughout the world, both historical and contemporary.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Fundamentals of Ecology
31
Human Biological Ecology
53
Cultural Ecology
85
Hunting and Gathering
125
The Origins of Food Production
169
Horticulture
187
Pastoralism
217
Intensive Agriculture
251
Current Issues and Problems
291
Glossary
307
References
315
Index
377
About the Authors
385
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Mark Q. Sutton is professor of anthropology at California State University, Bakersfield, where he is also the director of the Center for Archaeological Research. E. N. Anderson is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Riverside.

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