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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT101H5
Professor
Heather Miller
Semester
Winter

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Remember on how to read the book – focus on the very beginning and the end of each chapter of the book. Test hints – focus on big picture ideas. The textbook has a set of flash cards – USE THOSE! If you see a topic covered in the lecture, textbook and practical. Anthropologists are interested in the role of BIOLOGY and culture and in understanding humans. 1. What is the biocultural approach to anthropology? Both biology and culture in the present are important to understanding humans. They’re important if you want to understand the human body has evolved as well as human behavior. Terms {Culture} – all aspects about human beliefs, behavior and material culture. Ex – technology, traditions, social roles, family structures. Culture is LEARNED and TRANSMITTED through NON biological means {Enculturation}- the process by which individuals and usuall children in most societies – in which they learn the CULTURAL beliefs from their society. The way values and beliefs are transmitted in a society. It is in combination with EVOLUTION. {Evolution} – BIOLOGICAL changes in the GEN
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