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ANTH-101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 99: Sahelanthropus, Becoming Human, Afar Region
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Becoming Human (NOVA, 2011) Episode 1, Becoming Human, First steps Homo sapiens is the first hominid species ever to be ALONE (without other homos) When the video discusses the infant skull found (Selam) in the Afar Regi...

Anthropology
ANTH-101
Dawson
ANTH-101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Canine Tooth, Parabolic Arch, Dental Arch
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Chapter 6 -as grasslands increased and forestry disappears, bipedalism arises with apes spending more time on the ground (selective pressure). Hominins appeared between 5-10 mya. Apes and humans together classified as ho...

Anthropology
ANTH-101
Dawson
ANTH-101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Prehensile Tail, Knuckle-Walking, Congo River
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Primate chart Location they are Foods and mode of locomotion: Other information (mating patterns, physical found (geographic What foods does the group ...

Anthropology
ANTH-101
Dawson
ANTH-101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Philip Kitcher, Paragenesis, Mendelian Inheritance
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CHAPTER 3 Philip Kitcher: successful scientific theories should be a) testable b)unified and c)fruitful -testable: the hypotheses can be tested against nature (independently) -unified: one or a few pieces o...

Anthropology
ANTH-101
Dawson
ANTH-101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Peace Corps, Cultural Relativism, Medical Anthropology
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Discuss four practical skills that students learn from taking anthropology, and outline two examples of how these skills are put to use in the fields of applied or medical anthropology. 1) Cope with cultural difference...

Anthropology
ANTH-101
Dawson
ANTH-101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Linguistic Anthropology, Cultural Relativism, Cultural Anthropology
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1.What features make anthropology unique and distinguish it as a separate discipline from other social sciences like sociology? Anthropology = the study of humans* (All varieties of people, cultures and all time periods) A...

Anthropology
ANTH-101
Dawson
ANTH-110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Balinese Dance, Christian Mortalism, Consumerism
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Sacred and secret: Rites of passage in Bali 1. The documentary begins with a cremation ceremony (~4:00-10:00). a. How do the Balinese view reincarnation? How does this play into views of ...

Anthropology
ANTH-110
lesliedawson
ANTH 110 Lecture 15: Aging and life course development in an Inuit community
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Aging and life course development in an Inuit community These review questions focus on pages 116-121 in the assigned reading. 1. a) Briefly describe what the author means by natural themes and social themes, ...

Anthropology
ANTH-110
lesliedawson
ANTH-110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Japanese Americans, Vasomotor, Menopause
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a) Compare and contrast the conceptualizations of, or meaning of, menopause for European American women and Japanese American Japanese-speaking women. EUROAMERICAN WOMEN ...

Anthropology
ANTH-110
lesliedawson
ANTH-110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Japanese Americans, Amenorrhoea, Menarche
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Comparison of the menopause and midlife transition between Japanese American and European American women These review questions focus on pages 64-67 (Background and literature review) and pp. 82- 87 (Discussion). 1. Bri...

Anthropology
ANTH-110
lesliedawson
ANTH-110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Samburu County, Female Genital Mutilation, Barter
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Review Questions: Video Umoja, The Village Where Men are Forbidden 1. a) Umoja is a village in the Samburu district of Kenya and provides an interesting look into a local womens movement for human rights an...

Anthropology
ANTH-110
lesliedawson
ANTH-110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Kinship, Patrilineality, Nationstates
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Review Questions: Do tents and herds still matter? 1. a) What is the status of women among the Tuareg? -traditionally have high social prestige and can own livestock independently; in more settled groups the men own...

Anthropology
ANTH-110
lesliedawson
ANTH-110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Tagula Island, Aeration, Mixed Economy
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Review Questions: Gender, horticulture, and the division of labor on Vanatinai 1. a) What type of subsistence strategy is employed on Vanatinai? -horticultural, much like a gardening approach (non intensive). Take ...

Anthropology
ANTH-110
lesliedawson
ANTH-110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Bride Price, Negrito, Dowry
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Equality, Inequality, and Power Review Questions: Introduction to Equality and inequality: The sexual division of labor and gender stratification 1. What is the focus of cross-cultural research on the sexual division o...

Anthropology
ANTH-110
lesliedawson
ANTH-110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Eunuch, Transvestism, Erectile Dysfunction
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Review Questions: Hijras: An ‘alternative’ sex/gender in India 1. a) For the most part, how are hijras defined? What is nirvan? What is this operation considered to do? -represented as the main alternative to ...

Anthropology
ANTH-110
lesliedawson

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