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Anthropology
Course
ANT101H5
Professor
Sherry Fukuzawa
Semester
Summer

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ANT 101H INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY &  ARCHAEOLOGY What is Anthropology? The study of the human experience from multiple perspectives (Lewis et al., 2013) A holistic approach to humankind Encompasses both CULTURE AND BIOLOGY  Anthropos – “human”  Logos – “study of” The BIOCULTURAL APPROACH CULTURE Human behavior that is learned and shared by members of a society  Not biologically inherited Evolutionary perspective  Adaption to an environment  Scientific method FOUR subfields of Anthropology 1.Sociocultural Holistic study of human behavior Ethnographies Cross cultural studies(ethnologies) 2. Linguistics The study of human speech and language   includes both the origins of language in general and analysis of specific languages  (Lewis et al., 2013)  There is an intricate link between language with culture 3. Archaeology The study of material remains left by cultures, primarily of the past –Prehistorical  –Historical –Public archeology 4. Biological/Physical Anthropology Biological study of humans and their relatives within the framework of evolution and it’s  relationship to culture  Includes   humans as primates  human ancestry  Modern human variation 4 Subfields of Physical Anthropology 1.Paleoanthropology •Study of human evolution,  particularly through fossil remains 2. molecular anthropology Genetics is crucial to underst
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