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ANTH 1120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Linguistic Anthropology, Arbitrariness, Linguistic Determinism

Language is one of the main ways we pass on information, ideas, etc Recall: linguistic anthropology Language and culture Language: system of arbitrary vocal symbols we use to encode our experiences of the world - ...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
A.Solomonian
ANTH 1120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Determinism, Primatology, Ethnocentrism

September 8  Explanations of the human condition    Dualism: view that sees reality as consisting of two different but equal parts, ie cartesian  dualism, mind and body  ­ Determinism: biological reduction of com...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
A.Solomonian
ANTH 1120 Lecture 17: Types of Religion Part II
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Types of Religion (Part II) IV. Ecclesiastical Practices * Can be polytheistic - meaning to worship many deities or monotheistic - to worship one supreme deity. * Distinguishing features: - Presence of a formal full...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
Stan Copp
ANTH 1120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Vision Quest, Body Painting, Head Shaving
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Types of Religion (Part I) 1. Individualistic 2. Shamanistic 3. Communal 4. Ecclesiastical I. Individualistic Practices * Direct connection between an individual and the spiritual world. * Vision quest is an ex...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
Stan Copp
ANTH 1120 Lecture 15: Religion
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Religion * Most significant and distinctive is human beings’ beliefs in the existence of faith. * A set of beliefs in supernatural beings and forces. * All religion share Three Major Components: 1. Beliefs about the...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
Stan Copp
ANTH 1120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Social Control, Social Mobility
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Social and Political Organization (Part II): III. Chiefdoms * Associated with large sedentary populations. * Also kin-based societies. * Fully agriculture societies (depend on their crops and animals). * Chiefdoms ...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
Stan Copp
ANTH 1132 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Homo Habilis, Canine Tooth, Prepared-Core Technique
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Summary Lecture 6 to 19 * Human Origins: Characteristics: 1. Bipedalism 2. Small Canine Teeth 3. Large relative brain size 4. Tool manufacture and tool use. => Stay as human characteristics due to how advanc...

Anthropology
ANTH 1132
Cassandrabill, Stan Copp
ANTH 1132 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Lake Mungo Remains, Pleistocene, Cave Painting
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Australia: 50,000ya: * Based on DNA, they migrated from Southeast Asia. * Southeast Asia was a solid land during the Pleistocene, giving a route for migration to other places. * Southeast Asia became the pathway for mi...

Anthropology
ANTH 1132
Cassandrabill, Stan Copp
ANTH 1120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Mbuti People, Sodality
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Social and Political Organization (Part I): * Political System - kinds of formal social equality; formal leadership that exist within a society. * Four Major Forms of Social Organizations: 1. Bands 2. Tribes 3. Che...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
Stan Copp
ANTH 1120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Semang, Trobriand Islands, Equal Exchange
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Economic System * Two types of Economic System: 1. Production System 2. Distribution System Production System - in which everyone makes their own goods. They collect raw materials and manufacture them into finishe...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
Stan Copp
ANTH 1120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Pastoralism, Herding, Cultural Identity
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Pattern of Subsistence and Resources: Pastoralism: * Or Herding. * Various animals are pastoralized. * Farmers who raise live stocks are not Pastors. * Applied to people who depend on their animals since their livel...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
Stan Copp
ANTH 1120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Shifting Cultivation
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Pattern of Subsistence and Resources: Agriculture (Part II): Two types of Agriculture: 1. Horticulture - small-scale agriculture. * Uses tropical environment => "Shifting cultivation"/ slash and burn horticulture. *...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
Stan Copp
ANTH 1120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Guanaco, Rachis, Chaff
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Pattern of Subsistence and Resources: Agriculture Part I: * With the development of Agriculture, people began to settle down in permanent villages which eventually grew to towns and cities => resulted unequal societies (...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
Stan Copp
ANTH 1120 Lecture 8: Pattern of Subsistence and Resources: Hunters & Gatherers
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Pattern of Subsistence and Resources: Hunting and Gathering: * Hunting and Gathering successful way of gathering for food for a long period of time. * Hunters and gatherers are found in Africa and South Asia. * Varies fro...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
Stan Copp
ANTH 1120 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Pastoralism
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Environment and Subsistence: * Adapting to Environment: 1. Available Resources - All resources that humans need to survive => food shelter, clothing, tools, etc from natural environment. - Culture adaptation is from...

Anthropology
ANTH 1120
Stan Copp

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