Archive for February, 2013

Questions on the Readings to Discuss

Posted 26 February 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

1.  How was the domestication of the dog similar and different than that of the reindeer? 2.  Do you agree that our ancestors would not have interacted with a scavenging wolf because of disgust? 3.  When would you consider the dog to be the dog, by genotype or by phenotype and do you believe that […]

Dogs Rule

Posted 25 February 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 4 Comments

As with last week, I really enjoyed this reading and how earlier ideals of domestication are being applied to a specific species.  When looking at domestication as a whole and trying to define it as a whole it seems that nothing is definite so everything is up in the air.  Many theories can be created […]

Reindeer Culture

Posted 18 February 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 3 Comments

I found this reading to be excessively refreshing and new.  Over the past couple of weeks the investigation on the definition and creation of domestication, although interesting, has become frustrating as of late.  It is becoming increasingly obvious to me that these inquiries have no set answer or even set boundaries of theories.  I enjoyed […]

Oh Bulliet

Posted 11 February 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 3 Comments

As I continue my readings on domestication, I admit that I had grossly underestimated its importance before taking this class.  I imagined the studying of domestication would simply involve discussing animals subject to its effect.  I never imagined the investigation of its entire cause and effect.  Now that I have been confronted with this challenge, […]

H, H and H

Posted 05 February 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Hunters, Herders and Hamburgers takes its readers on an in depth investigation of the causes and reasons of domestication.  The dissection of domestication is proven difficult in this book as evidenced by the author addressing both sides of many debates on this topic as plausible.  In many instances regarding the classification and causes of domestication, […]