You are on page 1of 6

Benjamin King

Anthropology

Research Paper

The Development of Culture We all know that culture is a learned behavior. It is the way we are in our society and is something that follows us throughout our entire lives. We learn it from other humans and also develop new norms within our culture. This is what makes us a people with culture. The Beginning Archeology links the expansion of modern humans to their highly evolved ability to invent tools, social forms, and ideas, in short, to their fully modern capacity for culture. (Klein) Culture has developed over the times and is different for every group of people. We have developed culture from living and learning from other people around us. Culture is defined as a behavioral aspect of human adaptation, including technology, traditions, language, religion, marriage patterns, and social roles. Culture is a set of learned behaviors transmitted from one generation to the next by non-biological means. However, in this paper, Im going to talk more specific to the culture and development of Agriculture. Im going to look at the different ways that culture has affected agriculture and has in itself become a type of culture for different societies.

Benjamin King

Anthropology

Research Paper

Examples of Differences in Culture There are many differences in culture depending on the location and country of some people. There have been many struggles between different cultures to get along with each other. What may seem normal to one culture may be different to another and can lead to negative results. Some business meetings have gone poorly when meeting with international beings. When shaking hands may seem normal to our culture, it may not be okay for anothers. You need to be careful to understand that cultures that are different from your own have their own learned behaviors. "It matters that those who lead the newsroom understand every facet of the community they cover. It is in seeing ourselves whole that we can begin to see ways of working out our differences, of understanding our similarities." Robert C. Maynard, 1978 (Maynard) Human Capabilities Humans are able to learn and are much more intelligent than other species. We have been able to learn from our elders and societies past. By have the capability to learn and understand the norms for our culture, we are able to relate

Benjamin King

Anthropology

Research Paper

to one another and be able to work in a healthy environment. Some animals have their own learned cultures such as Gorillas. There will be one dominant male that watches over a group of females. This is part of their normal cultural behavior for Gorillas. As humans, we can learn from our past and be able to adapt to changes throughout society. This makes us a much more advanced species when it comes to change. Groups For many anthropologists, culture in its wider manifestationsincluding rituals, belief systems, religion, and customssimply exists and develops its own momentum and directions in separate groups. For them, our cultural diversity arises as a consequence of geography. The wider our species spread after leaving Africa probably sometime between 60,000 to 70,000 years ago, the more different societies and languages would eventually emerge. (Mark Pagel) The advancements of humans lead to changes in each groups culture due to their locations on the earth. Some groups may have been able to learn faster than others and build their society at a quicker pace. This is partly where cultural diversity comes from.

Benjamin King

Anthropology

Research Paper

Today, culture continues to grow and change within each group of society. There may be mixed cultures, while other groups may have more of a strict idea about their culture. Culture is an important thing that is needed for humans to continue learning.

Benjamin King

Anthropology

Research Paper

Works Cited
Klein, Richard G. "The Dawn of Human Culture." Klein, Richard G. The Dawn of Human Culture. Turner Publishing Co., 2007. 13. Maynard. http://mije.org/diversitygame?gclid=CJmn9qbsiLsCFc9cfgodxFIAhQ . 2013. Pagel, Mark. "Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind." Pagel, Mark. Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind. W. W. Norton, 2012. 12 - 13. E-portfolio: http://benjaminprofessional.weebly.com

Benjamin King

Anthropology

Research Paper