What are the key differences between how Smil and Scott depict foragers?
1. What are the key differences between how Smil and Scott depict foragers? (Please name and discuss the differences — in other words, please do not just write a summary of one author, followed by a summary of the other author! Your aim here is to pin down what they really disagree on.)
2. Having named those differences, who does a better job of explaining the evidence? Discuss, using evidence from our other readings on foragers. You can take any position on this question that you want! The idea is to make a case using evidence.
Aim for about 1000 words total of your own writing.
Answers should be well organized essays, with paragraph breaks.
Use specific page references when discussing the writings of particular authors. (You will probably need to re-read the readings you are discussing.)
This is a question that asks you to go back to the readings and use the readings. Answers will be assessed mainly on their care in using course readings. You are always welcome to disagree with readings.
You can send me drafts in advance for comment. You can show this to people in the writing center or to a friend who is not in the class to get advice on the clarity of your writing. But this is an exam in the sense that you should not collaborate with other people in the class.