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Class Notes for ANTH151 at Macquarie University

Human Evolution and Diversity

ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Hypodescent, Sunscreen, Insecticide
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Human diversity and race Does the concept fit the evidence? How did our racial classification system arise? How do other systems classify individuals? Andrew Fraser on race: Race realist ...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Greg Downey
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Consolidated Laws Of New York, Osteoarthritis, Columbian Exchange
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ANTH151 Food domestication and urbanization The Neolithic Revolution: growing our own food Neolithic New Stone Age o Sedentary life, agriculture, irrigation, intensive work on the land Oldest evidence of agriculture is app...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Greg Downey
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Cave Painting, Venus Figurines, Homo Ergaster
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The Surge of Anatomically Modern Humans: How have humans made changes over the last 200,000 years? Approx 200,000 years ago to now Forms of evidence: o Geological o Climate history o Mathematical modeling o Fossil evidence...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Greg Downey
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Lithic Technology, Merlin Donald, Acculturation
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Language origin and development: The ability to communicate do other animals talk? Noam Chomsky and Innate Grammar o Saw an unbridgeable gap between animal calls and speech o Saltation leap to language o Chomksy: humans bo...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Greg Downey
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Beyblade, Jane Goodall, Y Chromosome
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Lithic technology Week 7 Darwin on human tool use various weapons which defend themselves, kills or catches prey and otherwise obtains food Innovations can include behavioural, social and political o Throwing with force an...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Greg Downey
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Alloparenting, Breastfeeding, Menarche
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Human Sexuality in Evolutionary Perspective Week 6 ANTH151 Biology, sex and culture: Why bother with sex? Myths of sexual relations compared to evolutionary theory Anatomical and comparative evidence Sexual reproduction wh...

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ANTH151
Greg Downey
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Intraspecific Competition, Deep Homology, Homo Ergaster
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Week 5 Brains How did evolution produce such an unusual brain? Encephalisation getting a bigger brain, process through which a species devotes more of its body weight, energy etc. to its brain Developmental dynamics how t...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Greg Downey
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Taphonomy, Palaeoarchaeology, Anatomical Terms Of Motion
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ANTH151 Week 4; Early Hominids and Bipedalism Preadaptation (exaptation) trait selected for one function may serve later for a different purpose o Exaptation is counterintuitive Lucy Australopithecus afarensis o Theorists ...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Greg Downey
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Cautionary Tale, Sahelanthropus, Y Chromosome
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Week 3: Primates Origins and Distinctive Niche Jane Goodall o Primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist now working as an environmental and animal rights activist o Louis Leaky asked her to study Chimpanzees at Gombe St...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Greg Downey
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Linnean Society Of London, Ecological Relationship, Mycobacterium
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Darwin on Natural Selection Updating Darwin: NeoDarwinism and the genetics revolution On the Origin of Species: Charles Darwin o Before the Beagle; Born 1809 to established, welltodo family (father = doctor) Failed as doct...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Greg Downey
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Atavism, Coccyx
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Week 1 Lecture: ANTH151 What is ANTHROPOLOGY? Study of primitive, nonWestern cultures Typically the study of cultural diversity through fieldwork HOLISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY = biocultural, evolutionary, neuropsychological) o Und...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Greg Downey
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Retina, Coccyx, Atavism
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ANTHH151 Lecture I: Human Evolution and Diversity What is Anthropology? Traditionally the study of nonWestern cultures (primitive) When diversity was seen through the lens of evolution, it made sense to put human evolution...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Sumant Badami
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Probability Distribution, Brain Size, Coevolution
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ANTH151 Lecture XII: Human Variation: Genes, Races and Cultures The Flynn Effect Are IQ scores measures of innate intelligence? Gap between mainstream and minority decreases How to understand diversity Our instrument is ca...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Sumant Badami
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Proto-Indo-European Language, Generative Grammar, Phonetics
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ANTH151 Lecture VIII: Language Noam Chomsky and Innate Grammar Saw an unbridgeable gap between animal calls and speech Saltation leap to language Chomsky: humans born with innate grammar because language too complex to le...

Anthropology
ANTH151
Sumant Badami
ANTH151 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Homo Floresiensis, Mitochondrion, Woolly Mammoth
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ANTH151 Lecture IX: The Epic of Humanity The Rise of Anatomically Modern Humans The puzzle 100,000 years ago the world was populated by diverse hominids (at least three species) 30,000 years ago humanity was much more unif...

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ANTH151
Sumant Badami

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