Cultural Ecology in Anthropology: The Works of Julian Steward


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Cultural ecology is the study of how

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1. Which of these men is considered the founder of cultural ecology?

2. In rather ethnocentric terms, unilinear evolution asserts that all cultures

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need an understanding of what cultural ecology is and the ways in which cultures may evolve. You also need to know about the founder of the field and his or her research interests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test you on the following:

  • What cultural ecology studies
  • The person considered to be the founder of cultural ecology
  • What unilinear evolution asserts
  • What multilinear evolution asserts
  • What the founder of cultural ecology was interested in

Skills Practiced

As you use these resources, you'll be able to practice the skills listed below:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast unilinear and multilinear evolution
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Julian Steward and cultural ecology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the evolution of cultures and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, Cultural Ecology in Anthropology: The Works of Julian Steward, gives you more information about this field. Topics covered by the lesson include the following:

  • The questions posed by cultural ecology
  • Types of evolution related to cultures
  • Ethnocentrism
  • An example of cultural differences and the needs they evolved to meet