ANT100Y1 Lecture : Anthropology 100.docx

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Anthropologists are people who interpreted to people back home what it is that happened in the western world. What people looked like, what was the intellectual culture of the people (what did they build), languages and dialects, habits of the people. Application of modern evolutionary theory to studies of the morphology, ecology, and behavior of human and non human primates. Primatology: non human primates: primatologists seek to conserve primates in vanishing tropical ecosystems. Paleoanthropology: multidisciplinary study of biological evolution and non human primates: advent of and changes in human cultural activities, evolutionary history of behavior in human and non human primates. Human variation: spatial and temporal variations in human features: ex. Geographic and climatic variations in body size, skin color, and eye color. Social and cultural anthropology: the study of contemporary human society and culture. Cultural ethnography (method of studying and final product of research) Kinship / gender most basic way of how people organize themselves socially.

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