Lecture 1: Human Beginnings
What is Anthropology?
“the study of humankind , in particular”
Four fields + numerous sub fields
Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Social/Cultural Anthropology & Lingutics
The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of
artefacts and other physical remains
Palaeolithic / Cave Archaeology:
The science of human zoology, evolution and ecology
(Forensics, primatology, paleoanthropology etc)
The comparative study of human societies, culture and their development
The scientific study of language and its structure including the study of morphology, syntax,
phonetics and semantics
What can you expect from ANTA01?
Processes and Mechanisms
Archaeological Methods: Chronological methods