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Intro to Anthropology- Band Level Society

by: Joanna Jones

Intro to Anthropology- Band Level Society anthro 1000

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Notes from 2/19 on band level societies
Intro to Anthropology
Dr. Saidel
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Anthropology, bands, Society




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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Joanna Jones on Sunday February 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to anthro 1000 at East Carolina University taught by Dr. Saidel in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Intro to Anthropology in anthropology, evolution, sphr at East Carolina University.

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Date Created: 02/21/16
Band Level Society 2/19  Band= 8-200 people  Most documented society o Oldest form of society  Hunter and gatherers  Bands are passive o Takes resources but do not modify them  Gender division of labor o Born into your job o Women’s work is important  Mobility is important o Move to different territory to obtain new/ more resources o Have keen sense of environment  Bands are an Egalitarian Society o People are equal o Small differences in wealth among individuals o Technology is very basic  Leadership in band societies o There is a headman  Does not have authority to order people around o Leadership is weak o Achieved status  Earn your leadership o Ascribed status  Being born into leadership  Economic Factors o Widespread sharing of goods/ services o Do not use cash  Social Organization o Polygyny marriage between one male and two or more females  Last band society were kicked out of their territory in 2000


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