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Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTA01H3
Professor
Emma Humphrey

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INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY AND PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY:
ANTA01
LECTURE 1 INTRO AND THEORETICAL HISTORY
What is Anthropology?
Greek anthropos + logos human & study
Holistic study
Interested in: When, Where, and Why humans appeared.
How and Why we have changed
How and Why we are different from each other
How and Why societies (past and present) vary in customs & ideas
Anthro. And physical archealogy
Different possible focuses
Languages
Enviro. People grow in
Poli/eco. Development
Human expressions
Bio. Development
FOUR SUBFIELDS
Social-Cultural Anthropology
The comparative study of human societies & cultures & their development
Interested in population, societies and how they vary w/ others (present and past)
There can be a cultural study on anything (ex. Bathroom graffiti)
Linguistics
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The scientific study of language and its structure, including the study of morphology,
syntax, phonetics, and semantics.
Pre-dated anthro.
Archaeology (BIG part of this course)
The study of human history & prehistory through the excavation of sites and the
analysis of artifacts & other physical remains
Not just ancient studies but urban too
- ex. Dig around cities and garbage
Tracing cultural changes and explanations on why
Different views on what culture is
Biological Anthropology
The study of biological diversity of humans, their ancestors and closely related
primates
Why people from different areas of the world are physically different and behavioural
Becoming Human?
Focusing on Scientific study of the origin and development of the human species
Scientific Method 3 step process (VERY IMPORTANT)
Induction
Hypothesis
Deduction
‘Hypothesis vs. Theory
- Develop a question/claim
- Test it w/ data
- If it is not true then you must refine the hypothesis until it works
- If it is true then its possible to make a deduction
- Then prove its repeatable w/ different data/experiments
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