Using the textbook Anthropology: What does it mean to be human? we read materials on “auditioning domestication”:
- Jared Diamond, “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race.” Discover (1987).
- Chapter 7, “Why did humans settle down?”
These materials were for Intro to Anthropology 2021. The previous class was on gender and archaeology and the next class was about social complexity.
For the next version of this class, I plan to use the article How Early Humans Shaped the World With Fire.