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Lecture 4

ANT101H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Vasoconstriction, Mendelian Inheritance, Human Genome Project


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANT101H5
Professor
Sherry Fukuzawa
Lecture
4

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ANT101 – Lecture 4 – Human Diversity
History of the Study of Human Variation
Linnaeus 1758
Separated humans into 5 different categories
oAmericanus
oEuropeaus
oAsiaticus; yellow skinned,
oAfer
oMonstrosus; contains any other deformed or imaginary people
Attempted to categories sub-species within larger modern human
species
Played a huge role in the categorizing of other organisms
Count de Buffon
Attempted to travel different places of the world, and had cultural
biases
Unlike Linnaeus, he tried to emphasis unity of species (commonality)
Tried to move away from idea of classification, and moved towards
description
He tried to emphasis a unity or commonality between the groups
**KEY:
Tried to see a commonality of species (SIMILAR between Linnaeus &
Buffon)
Had different classifications (DIFFERENCE between Linnaeus &
Buffon)
Problems in Classifying Humans
Humans are both the investigators and subjects
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