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ANTH 1210 Lecture 5: Lecture 5

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ANTH 1210
Haskel J.Greenfield

oS98 28 major families Chinese talked by most people, then Spanish Origins and evolution of language: When did it begin? Why? How? Where? Archaeology: Archaeo= old things logy (logia)= study of (Greek) Most focus on past societies Ancient prehistoric artifacts Historic Archaeology: tests historical record Victors wrote history: Who won? (Battle of Little Bighorn Wyoming 1876) Surveyed battlefield (traced bullets and other debris) Found: natives (repeating rifles) and US army (single show carbines) Modern Archaeology: Definition: Modern and future cultures as well Systematic study of humanity through study of relationship between behaviours and material culture Ethno archaeology: relationship between modern behaviour and material culture (Garbage Project Willian Rathje) Future Archaeology: Archaeology of the moon (space ships, satellites) How to identify a nuclear deposit 10,000 years from now (symbols, no guarantee written signs will work) How are we going to send these messages into the future Ceramics are the oldest man made object that still exist PhysicalBiological Anthropology: Study humans and human behaviour from a biological perspective Studies: hard bones and soft tissues People: modern people and fossils (ancient people) DNA (soft tissue) and skeletons Paleoanthropologist: studies ancient people, evolution, fossils (bones and footprints)
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