Apr 22, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

ANTH 566 - Hunters-Gatherers and the Transition to Food Production


Detailed study of hunter-gatherers as a societal type and the foraging of wild foods as an economic activity. Topics include defining “hunter-gatherers,” the origins and evolution of hunting and gathering, optimal foraging theory, the cross-cultural analysis of foraging societies, the origins of food production, and the persistence of foraging as an economic activity among food producing societies. The scope and limits of diversity among societies and practices associated with the exploitation of wild food resources are also considered.

Credits: 3