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Intro to Physical Anthropology and Human Prehistory.docx

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Department
Archaeology
Course
AR103
Professor
Jonathan Haxell
Semester
Winter

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Intro to Physical Anthropology and Human Prehistory What is Anthropology Two roots to the term Anthropology Anthropos humans and Logos the study of therefore it is the study of humans Identifying the goals defines anthropologySeeks to produce generalizations of people and their behaviors understand the things that humans have in common Concerned with all aspects of human kinds attitude clothing origin etcAnthropology by AnalogyAsks questions such as the morphology study of form actual physical structure of an organismThe behaviour of an organism such as basic survival instincts Habitat kinds of environments this particular organism is found within What would we need to know to understand human populationsHow it is where it was the human population came from study of morphology but also morphological variation changesBehaviours everyday activities organization of work daily routines social structure such as social institutions marriage kinship Diet of the population biological pop must have resourcesHabitat where they can be found types of environ
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