Hypothetical Power Scenarios

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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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