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chapter 4 vocab

chapter 4 vocab words

words definitions
artifact object made by human beings
core the zone of the greatest concentration or homogeneity of the culture traits that characterize a region
culture the shared understandings that guide behavior and values and condition a group's perception of the world. it is learned from one generation to the next and evolves over time.
culture hearth a center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward
custom a repetitive act of a group performed to the extent that it becomes a characteristic
domain outside the core of the culture region in which the culture is still dominate but less intense
environmental determinism the view that the natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects of human life, including cultural development, also referred to as environmentalism
folk culture culture traditionally practiced by a small,homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups
habit a repetitive act that a particular individual performs
material culture the physical manifestations of human activities; includes tools, campsites, art and structures. the most durable aspects of culture
popular culture culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics
possiblism the theory that the physical may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives
region an area characterized by similarity or by cohesiveness that sets it apart from other areas
Created by: Weston Sandfort Weston Sandfort on 2009-03-31



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