ANT 1101 Lecture Notes - Advantageous, Population Genetics, Sexual Selection

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ANT100Y, Section 1: Evolutionary Anthropology
Anthro.sa.utoronto.ca
Office: AP404A (19 Russell Street)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00 3:00 pm.
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Section goals:
1) Historical development of biological science
2) Diversity of life and natural processes produced this diversity
3) Fundamental biological and evolutionary
What is evolutionary anthropology?
Application of modern evolutionary theory to studies of the morphology, ecology, and
behaviour of human and non-human primates
5 Research Disciplines in Evolutionary Anthropology
Primatology
Scientific study of non-human primates
Primate anatomy, field studies of wild animals, primate psychology, etc
Primatologists seek to conserve primates in vanishing tropical ecosystems
Paleoanthropology
Multidisciplinary study of: biological evolution of humans and non-human primates.
Advent of and changes in human cultural activities
Evolutionary history of behavior in human and non-human primates
Human Variations
Spatial and temporal variations in human features
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Medical Anthropology
How social, environmental, and biological factors influence health and illness of individuals at
the community, regional, national, and global levels.
Forensic Anthropology
Focuses only on skeletal remains of humans
Forensic anthropologists seek to determine the age, sex, stature, ancestry
Major Questions about humans and our biology
Trying to figure out the characteristic of human beings
Build evolutionary record of how we got to where we are
How do evolutionary Anthropologists conduct their research?
Gather as much information as possible on the related queston, make hypothesis
Test hypothesis by recording and analysing data
State conclusion
4 problems limited development of theory of evolution
1. Lack of knowledge on age of earth
2. Religious concept of fixity of species
3. Lack of scientific method
4. Religious notion of separate creation for humans and animals
1) Age of the earth
In 1650, earth created on afternoon of October 23, 4004 B.C (before Christ)
Accepted because church pronouncements held as secular and religious law
2. Fixity of species
By 8th century, scientists say living things created in present form
Species, especially human species, could not change
3. Lack of scientific method
Many ideas and concepts based on singular observations or fanciful accounts of other travelers
4. Separate Creation for humans and animals
Religious doctrine that god created humans
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