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1

Ways and practices of a society

Culture

2

Scientific knowledge translated into practical purposes

Technology

3

Technology in generic science can be defined as:

-human manipulation of nature
-use of fire
-agriculture derived from experience

4

Distribution of power in society

Politics

5

System by which goods and services are exchanged

Economics

6

Few children; learned to use tools: spears and slingshots

Nomadic

7

The leaders are often whom?

Wise among the elderly, because they have experiences

8

What was the impact on the environments of hunting and gathering societies?

Relatively little
Low numbers and low tech = not capable of large-scale changes in landscape, destruction of ecosystem, nor pollution of water and air

9

What is Pleistocene Overkill?

Disappearance around 10,000-11,000 years ago of large animals
-includes mammoths, giant beavers
-there is evidence that the extinction was caused by humans because of over-hunting
-or habitat-modification by indirect human action and behavior