Anthropology

Primatology is the study ofthe anatomy and social behavior of non-human primates in order to better understand humans. 2. Although the global scope of anthropological studies has increased during the past century, most recently there has been increased attention on2. Although the global scope of anthropological studies has increased during the past century, most recently …

Anthropology Exam # 2

Languageour spoken, written, or signed words and the ways we combine them to communicate meaning What does language do?Transmits and transports culture How many languages are there today?6,500 How many languages were there in prehistoric times?10,000-15,000 DialectVarying forms of a language that reflect particular regions of social regions or classes that are similar enough to …

4 subfields of anthropology

4 subfieldscultural, biological, archaeological, linguistics Cultural anthropologyexamines cultural diversity of the present + recent past…. explains social + cultural similarities + differences Biological anthropologystudy of human fossils, genetics, + bodily growth… also non human primatres Archaeologyreconstructs behavior by studying material remains Linguisticsconsiders how speech varies with social factors + over time… it is the descriptive, …

Anthropology Terms

Adaptationprocesses by which organisms cope with environmental forces and stresses, such as those posed by climate Anthropologythe study of the human species and its immediate ancestors Applied Anthropologythe application of anthropoligical data, perspectives, theory, and methods to identity, assess, and solve contemporary social problems Archaelogical Anthropologyreconstructs, describes, and interprets human behavior and cultural patterns through …

Four Branches of Anthropology 📚

Q: Urban AnthropologyA: post WW2 the study of more complex urban social systems. looking at how size, density and heterogeneity effect social behavior. Cultural Anthropology Q: Development AnthropologyA: in more modern times, this subfield of cultural anthropology looks at how to make a cultures resources better along with if this change will positively or negatively …

Intro to Anthropology Midterm study guide

AnthropologyThe exploration of human diversity in time and space. The 4 subdisciplines of general anthropologycultural, archeaological, biological, linguistic ArchaeologyThe study of past cultures & interpretation of material culture Applied AnthropologyApplying anthropological knowledge to solving practical, real-world problems Biological & Physical AnthropologyThe study of humans as biological organisms Cultural AnthropologyThe study of living human cultures that …

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 …

Anthro Midterm

What is anthropology?The exploration of human diversity in time and space Human abilities to learn, to think symbolically, to use language, and to employ tools and other products in organizing our lives and adapting to our environmentsrest on certain features of human biology that make culture, which is not itself biological, possible. Which is NOT …

Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age chapter 1

Anthropologythe study of the full scope of human diversity, past and present, and the application of that knowledge to help people of different backgrounds better understand one another. Anthroposhuman logosstudy EthnocentrismThe belief that one’s own culture or way of life is normal and natural; using one’s own culture to evaluate and judge the practices and …

Chapter 1 | The Anthropological Perspective on the Human Condition

Main question(s) of anthropologyWhat is the human condition? Are there shared conditions between every single human? Dualism– believed by NA’cans – human nature consists of two parts (1) the body and (2) the mind Conflict dualism– Plato thought that there was an ongoing struggle between the body (drawn to corruption) and the mind (drawn to …