outcome of events that are already in existence. Sometimes it is also the attempt to solve
between two societies. Adaption and progress are both consequences and not causes of
principle that gains widespread acceptance within a group. A primary innovation is a
innovation is the firing of clay which makes it permanently hard. Modeling the clay to be
may prompt rapid cultural change.
members of another. Borrowing is so common that the North American anthropologist
Ralph Linton suggested that as much as 90% of a culture is accounted for by borrowing.
the borrowing, picking and choosing from multiple possibilities. Most of these choices
are made to be compatible with the already existing culture.
Cultural loss has to do with the abandonment of some trait or practice with or
new things to those that are already there. When reflected upon you come up with the
conclusion that the existence of a new innovation leads to the loss of an older one. This
in not only a feature of Western Civilization. In biblical times chariots and carts were in
directly or indirectly. There are other variables which include the degree of cultural
difference; circumstances, intensity, frequency, and hostility of contact; who is dominant
and who is submissive: and whether the nature of the flow is reciprocal or nonreciprocal.
Acculturation and diffusion are not equivalent terms; one culture can borrow from
another without being in the least acculturated.
Genocide is the extermination of one group of people by another, often
are ever to be ended, we must gain a better understanding of them then currently exists.
change and it is usually positive. We definitely have to learn from our past mistakes so
that negative things such as genocide don’t take place again. If we don’t learn from our
mistakes we are bound to repeat them.