Anthropology Sept 13
Anthropology developed in the 19 century in the western world
Anthropologist interpreted what was beyond the western world
Reported what the people looked like historically (physical). What was the intellectual capability
of these people
Linguist studied the languages
Social anthropologist came back to talk about the habits and culture of the native people
ANT100Y, Section 1: Evolutionary Anthropology
Application of modern evolutionary theory to studies of the morphology, ecology, and behavior
of human and non-human primates
5 Research Disciplines of anthro
Primatology (Scientific study of non-human primates)
Primatologist seek to conserve primates
Paleoanthropology (Biological evolution of humans and non-human primates). Advent of and
changes in human cultural activities
Human Variation (Spatial and temporal variations in human features) For example, geographic
and climatic variations in body size, skin colour, and eye colour.
Medical Anthropology (Why has the heart not reached perfection, when it had so long to
evolve?) Why are there still viruses and sickness.
Forensic Anthropology (Strong connection to popular culture and media).
Means language and signs (sign is anything that represents something else eg. Dog, puppy,
picture of a dog)
Communication , identity and representation goes together
Identification by language is a 19 century