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ANTH 1210 Lecture 1: Lecture 1

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University of Manitoba
ANTH 1210
Haskel J.Greenfield

ANTHROPOLOGY: HUMAN ORIGINS ANTIQUITY LECTURE 1: 3 Major Academic Divisions: Sciences Humanities Social Sciences 1. Sciences Understand the natural world Basis of matter, earth, solar system, life, universe Natural Phenomena (evolution) Interaction (mostly between natural phenomena) May include humans, but no focus on humans 4 major disciplines: a) Biology: Botany, zoology Study of lifeliving things Organismsorganic = something livingwas alive Paleo = ancient Paleontology = study of ancient life forms Paleo beings at single celled organisms and end at holoscene (end of fossil record 10 TYA) b) Chemistry: Study of matter, basic phenomena Compositions of substances, their properties and reactions c) Mathematics: Computers, statistics, astronomy, physics Study of quantifiable abstract relationships (cant quite see) d) Geology: Study of the Earth and its components history of the Earth Pangaea Paleontologists work with Fossils (something organic turns into stone) which stops around ten thousands years ago (Holocene) Lake Agasee (10 TYA) Humanities Study of creativity and emotions (what makes us uniquely humans) Investigates the creative and emotional aspects of behaviour *** Morals are what separates us from animals 5 major disciplines: Art: Performing, creative dance, film, fine art, drama, aesthetic
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