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CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AMONG REGIONAL MANIFESTATIONS OF HOPEWELL: A CULTURAL-ECOLOGICAL APPROACH

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1975
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Four regional manifestations of Hopewell were selected on the basis of readily available evidence. These regional manifestations were compared to note their similarities and differences. Similarities were readily explained by commonality of participation in the Hopewell Cult. Differences were explained in terms of the type of environment to which each regional manifestation was subjected. These differences in complexity led to a definition of Hopewell more consistent with the evidence at hand, and were the result of the use of the Cultural Ecological approach as an explanatory model. Cultural ecology, through the use of theories provided by Steward and others, gives us tools by which culture and culture change can be studied and perhaps general laws can be developed. The most important factor of cultural ecology is the relationship of technology and environment. The above regional manifestations were studied in terms of technology and environment and their relationship forms the basis for the evidence in the thesis.
Title: CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AMONG REGIONAL MANIFESTATIONS OF HOPEWELL: A CULTURAL-ECOLOGICAL APPROACH.
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Name(s): WILLIAMS, WILLIAM STANLEY JR.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Sears, William H., Thesis advisor
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Anthropology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1975
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 115 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Four regional manifestations of Hopewell were selected on the basis of readily available evidence. These regional manifestations were compared to note their similarities and differences. Similarities were readily explained by commonality of participation in the Hopewell Cult. Differences were explained in terms of the type of environment to which each regional manifestation was subjected. These differences in complexity led to a definition of Hopewell more consistent with the evidence at hand, and were the result of the use of the Cultural Ecological approach as an explanatory model. Cultural ecology, through the use of theories provided by Steward and others, gives us tools by which culture and culture change can be studied and perhaps general laws can be developed. The most important factor of cultural ecology is the relationship of technology and environment. The above regional manifestations were studied in terms of technology and environment and their relationship forms the basis for the evidence in the thesis.
Identifier: 13745 (digitool), FADT13745 (IID), fau:10577 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1975.
Subject(s): Hopewell culture
Human ecology
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