Saturday, May 17, 2014

Culture and Environment

by Antonio C. Antonio
January 8, 2013

QUESTION:  Culture and environment: Are they related? (Professor Janet B. Martires)

Culture and environment are definitely linked.  Present customs and traditions are offshoots of man’s interaction with his environment.  The Aetas of Zambales worship the forest since they are forest nomads and subsist from it. 

Even the physical attributes of people has something to do with their environment.  Take the case of mountain dwellers for example.  They are short, stocky, have big feet, and short and muscular limbs.  These are physical traits borne out of walking on slopes.  People living along coastal communities, who are traditional fisher folks, have dark skins from constant exposure to seawind and sunlight.

Just my little thoughts…

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