The New Guineans knew how to survive and adapt in their world, but if sonmeone else come along that's not used to that type of environment will have a short life. The Anasazi's knew how to harvest and adjust to the seasons but couldn't adjust to the climate. Both New Guinean and the Anasazi's were very artistis and clever on how to build.
Veronica, I've noticed in the blog thread that a lot of students are pointing out how much we can learn from these societies about humility and learning to do with less. I hadn't thought of that.
David: Is New Guinea the location where Margaret Mead worked and studied the society? My memory banks have gone "dead" from lack of use. I, no doubt, have forgotten more information than some of our struggling young people have ever been exposed. You appear to be a very sensitve teacher to your students needs. Suzanne
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