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					        Cultural
       Landscapes
Culture-a collection of learned human
behavior.
Cultural landscape-The visible,
material landscape that cultural groups
create as they inhabit the earth.
• Write down the aspects of Culture you see in the
  next few slides?
• Every cultural landscape
  is an accumulation of
  human artifacts.
• It contains valuable
  evidence about the
  origin, spread and
  development of cultures.
• Cultures use, alter and
  manipulate landscapes to
  reflect their identity.
• Material Culture-
  – clothing
  – buildings
  – farming patterns
  – technology
• Nonmaterial
  Culture-
  – Language
  – Religion
  – Political
    organization
  – Customs or
    traditions
Cultural Landscapes
 can also reflect the
 nonmaterial aspects
 of culture.
The height, centrality
 and durability of a
 European cathedral is
 a good example.
The red house in
the center of this
picture indicates
that there is a
Chinese presence
in this neighbor-
hood in Toronto,
Canada.
What aspects of
Material or non-
Material culture
Are visible in the
Picture to the right?
The natural environment or “raw material” of the landscape varies.
• Each culture
  creates a
  distinctive cultural
  landscape.
How does this shopper
compare with the lady
from Texas in the previous
slide?
Compare these
two urban
landscapes.
How do these two rural
landscapes compare?
Compare these two
Rural landscapes.
• Each culture creates a distinctive cultural
  landscape.
• The cultural landscape is an artifact.


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