Hypothetical Power Scenarios

Amanda Zunner-Keating
4 min readNov 27, 2020
HPhoto by Sébastien Goldberg on Unsplash

This page is intended to clarify the anthropological concepts of syncretism, domination, assimilation, and acculturation for students of anthropology.

Imagine that a cultural group “from the North” seeks better weather to avoid extreme winters and starts to travel in a southern direction while a group “from the South” seeks more fertile land for agriculture and begins to travel northward. Imagine that the…

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