Talk:Cultural area

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"Cultured" area[edit]

culture area is a area with culture.

No, culture area does not mean an area with culture because in that case, everywhere that human inhabit, there is culture. I think you are confusing "culture" with "cultured". Anthropologists would argue that every human has culture. The idea of "cultured" is linked to the idea of refinement in one's society. --C.H.

Cultural areas are understood as geographical areas/regions that share similarities in their culture. In North America there are 9 Native American cultural areas. These regions are defined by the cultural characteristics of the native nations that live or have lived there. 149.125.44.86 (talk) 21:15, 7 September 2014 (UTC)Sage Gibbons

Synthesis Needed[edit]

In my experience, the culture area concept today is used by archaeologists of particular regions and by ethnologists who use a synchronic, functional, or ecological model for culture. Any given major geographical region (i.e. "South America") may have as few as four culture areas or as many as thirty depending upon the scholar doing the research. I think that the article needs to reflect this historical debate and the somewhat arbitrary nature of the boundaries of culture areas. Do you guys think that a synthesis the discussion of how the various culture areas have been created should be on this page, or with the lists of culture areas? Both? Bwilreker (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:34, 29 October 2009 (UTC).