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Yanomamo The influence of the environment on human life is particularly well illustrated by the unique pattern of culture that emerged Profound cultural differences developed along with these differences in hunting and agricultural patterns The ethnography which is chose was Yanomamo written by Napoleon A Changnon anthropologists In the Yanomamo society the greater abundance and dependability of food supplies set up the stage for and agricultural and village life There were adaptations required to survive in the environment The Yanomamo are foot Indians that live in the jungle The villages are scattered and are usually thin Much of the Yanomamo technology is available material effective enough to solve the current problems One of the durable artifacts is a fired clay pot Their technology is very direct No tool or technique is complex that it requires special knowledge or raw materials Yanomamo technology could almost be classified as a characteristic of hunters and gathers The Yanomamo do not rely extensively on fish but during certain times of the year fish are abundant and easily taken One method is to simply wait for the rainy season to end Then areas in the jungle are flooded during this time rivers dry out leaving fish stranded All house construction materials are collected from the jungle poles vines and leaves The Yanomamo villages are constructed of natural things The men usually do the heavy work of fetching the poles for the frame placing them into the ground and weaving the scores of thousand of leaves that go into the thatch Women and older children also help in the thatching as well as in gathering the necessary leaves and vines that constitute the major items I building the structure The Yanomamo could live entirely off the wild foods in their environment The most common taken game animals in the area are to varieties of large game birds that resemble turkeys wild pigs and several insects and
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