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Class Notes for Anthropology 1020E at Western University

Many Ways of Being Human

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Hominidae, Bipedalism, Paleoanthropology

Paleoanthropology The study of human evolution through the fossil record: When new fossils are found, PA must match them to existing fossils, or decide whether they represent species variation or an en...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Hominidae, Stereopsis, Habitat Destruction

What Primates Tell Us About Human Beings What A Primate Is Grasping hands with 5 digits Opposable thumbs and toes (not in all cases) Flat nails Sensitive finger pads Skull...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Microfauna, Paleobotany, Macrofossil

Ecofacts Environmental reconstruction Diet and subsistence strategy Domestication Season of occupation Social organization Ritual and beliefs Ecofact recovery Screening ...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Osama Bin Laden, E.G. Time, Generation A

Factors that create and maintain a worldview Language E.g. Metaphors Myths Rumours Rituals Religion Expressive culture Art, dance, and sport Language L...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture 3: PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT

Huntinggathering to agriculture About 10,000 years ago humans begin to farm People started to settle down Gave rise to political, economic, social changes, including: Larger populations per area of land Farming allowed for...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Arnold Van Gennep, Imagined Community

What identity is Who we are, who we want to be, how we present ourselves to others and what others think of us How we are embodied in social relationships How we fit into social categories that we have collectively created...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Forensic Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Social Stratification

Forensic Anthropology The study of human remains and the means by which those individuals died Contemporary (unnatural/criminal) contexts Bioarcheology The study of human skeletal remains and the means ...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Trobriand Islands, Tom Boellstorff, Ethnography

History of anthropology Earliest observers of other societies not anthropologists but travelers, explorers, missionaries, colonial officials, travel writes 19th century: armchair anthropology Armchair anthropology: Refers ...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture 6: KINSHIP

What kinship is How each person in a society is connected to others Organizes issues such as marriage, residence, descent, succession, inheritance, alliances Created through marriage, descent, and networks of sharing and s...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture 1: INTRO

What is sociocultural anthropology Anthropos + logos Study of anything having to do with people What sociocultural anthropologists do Try to understand different ways of seeing the world Look at the things that we assume a...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Kennewick Man, Archaeological Site, Heritage Tourism

Ethical issues in archaeology Access to human remains and sacred objects in colonial contexts Most famous example: Human skeleton Kennewick Man One of the earliest and most complete human skeletons in North America Native...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Language Revitalization, Linguistic Determinism, Linguistic Relativity

How did linguistic anthropolgy start? North American endeavour Focused because some languages were disappearing To salvage Research methods Ethnography We are our Language by Barbra Meek Collecting Data Ethnographic method...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Arbitrariness, Pragmatics, Linguistic Competence

Some design features of language Features = Properties or defining characteristics 1. Vocalauditory channel 2. Duality of Patterning i. Patterning at 2 different levels 3. Productivity i. The fact you can produce infinite ...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Language Revitalization, Language Planning, Language Shift

Objective Describe areas where concepts and approaches from linguistic anthropology can be applied to problems and issues both professionally and in everyday life Language revitalization Endangered languages Decreasing num...

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Anthropology 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Cultural Relativism, Phenotype, Mendelian Inheritance

Why does it matter? Long term perspective Primateenvironmental conservation Social justice Anthropological perspective Holistic Integrated study of human nature and society The parts of a whole cannot be understood without...

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