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HONR 238I 08-31-16 Foraging to pastoralism to industrialism

Brief overview of the anthropology of agriculture

Dr. Charlie Apter

on 30 January 2017

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Transcript of HONR 238I 08-31-16 Foraging to pastoralism to industrialism

production for use

family based with overlapping
gender roles

collective ownership,

resource use is extensive
and temporary

sustainability is high
production for profit

class-based with high degree
of occupational specialization

privately owned property,

resource use is intensive
and expanding

sustainability is low
animal husbandry with semi nomadic component; basic production unit is family; little overlap between male and female roles but social equality
searching for and exploiting food resources
intensive plant cultivation for human use; family based and dependent on active involvement of children
simple (foragers)
complex (collectors)
nomadic pastoralism
(continuous, nonrepetitive
movement of livestock)
seasonal transhumance
(regular movement
between ecotones)
plantation agriculture
industrial agriculture
cultivation of animals, plants, or food and fiber to sustain and enhance human life
contrast with

(crop science)

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