Contrary to popular thought, which implicated the disengagement of Marx from anthropological theory, his dialectical concept will be applied to explain human ecology in a Boasian historical particularism milieu. Environmental conditions will be the common denominator for the Darwinian biogeography theory, intertwined with the cultural adaptation theory of Boas within the Human Ecology Dialectic (Taylor, 2014). Anthropologically, in a biological context the theories will explain the behavioral adaptation process demonstrated culturally by the prehistoric ancestors of the Inuit of the Canadian Central Arctic in their development and essential engagement in the creation of art; a pursuit that became a cultural tradition in historic and contemporary Inuit life. Art will be defined as objects of various forms and functions with aesthetic qualities made from raw organic resources such as bone, ivory, and stone.
Taylor, Marcia S.
"The Human Ecology Dialectic: Culture as a Behavioral Adaptation,"
The Hilltop Review: Vol. 7
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/hilltopreview/vol7/iss2/8