You are required to submit a short essay assignment for this course; they offer the
advantage of ensuring that you do not let too much of a workload accumulate and that you
receive frequent feedback about your progress. A late penalty of 20% per calendar day applies.
Each essay should be approximately 1,000 words, the equivalent of four double spaced pages.
Unit 3 Subsistence systems
Dani subsistence is based upon a system of cultivation that depends upon irrigation, a form of
1. Briefly describe the major features of Dani agriculture.
2. What social institutions are usually correlated with this subsistence base? (See
Intensive agriculture: Sociocultural correlates.)
3. Does Dani culture incorporate these institutions as anticipated?
4.Are there other aspects of Dani culture that can be explained by their subsistence