Intro to Anthropology – Exam 1

Anthropology –the study of humankind in all times and places Ethnocentrismthe belief that the ways of one’s own culture are the only proper ones Culturetheories about the world and reality based on the assumptions and values of one’s own culture Applied Anthropologyuse of anthropological knowledge and methods to solve practical problems Medical Anthropologyspecialization that brings […]

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Anthropology Test #2

Homo erectus“First upright man” – more intelligent and adaptable than homo habilis, skillful hunters, invented more sophisticated tools for digging, scraping, and cutting. First hominids to migrate, first to use fire, first to provide warmth, cook, and frighten away attacking animals. Developed the beginning of spoken language, named objects, places, animals, and plant and exchanged […]

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Anthropology Ch1-3 Cont’d

Infrastructure can be best described as a society’ssubsistence system. The rule-governed relationships that hold a society together, with all their rights, duties, and obligations, are known as itssocial structure. Which of the following is not an element associated with the barrel model of culture?Interstructure As represented by the barrel model of culture, culture is an […]

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Anthropology Chapter 1-4

physical anthropologythe scientific study of humans from a biological perspective paleoanthropologyasking questions about the emergence of of humans and how humans evolved up to the present time primatologythe study of the evolutionary fossil record of our nearest living relatives (ie apes, monkeys, and prosimians) and the behavior of living populations in their natural habitats human […]

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Anthropology Final

What is anthropology?The exploration of human diversity across time and space The main goal of cultural anthroplogy is to…Understand why people behave and think the way they do What are the four subfields of American anthropology?-Biological anthroplogy -Linguistic anthropology -Cultural anthropology -Archaeology Anthropologists who use anthropological data, perspectives, theory and methods to identify, assess, and […]

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Sub-Disciplines of Anthropology

Cultural AnthropologyAnthropology that deals with human culture especially with respect to social structure, language, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technology Biological AnthropologyThe study of the past and present evolution of the human species and is especially concerned with understanding the causes of present human diversity. Linguistic AntropologyThe specialty of anthropology concerned with the study […]

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Anthropolgy: Chapter One

anthropologyThe study of human nature, human society, and the human past. holismA characteristic of the anthropological perspective that describes, at the highest and most inclusive level, how anthropology tries to integrate all that is known about human beings and their activities. comparisonA characteristic of the anthropological perspective that requires anthropologists to consider similarities and differences […]

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