ANT214H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Biological Anthropology, Adam Kadmon, Human Ecology

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Food is: sustenance and symbol, a biological need and part of our material culture, linked to status and power, involved in defining and maintaining social relations. > systematic study of humankind (both past and present) > initially emerged as a by-product of exploration and colonization. > four major subfields: physical/ biological anthropology, social/cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics. Disclaimers: no anthropologist is an expert in all four branches of anthropology, many anthropologists do research that crosses over the subfields and into other disciplines (interdisciplinary, all anthropologists view humans both as biological and cultural beings. The systematic study of humans as biological organisms. Most closely related to the natural sciences. Studies all aspects of the biology and behaviour of the human species (and our closest relatives), past and present. Largely concerned with human biological origins, evolution, and variation. Expressive aspects of culture: art, dance, music. Study of past societies and their cultures using material remains.

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