ANT 2511 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Bipedalism, Quantitative Genetics, Chromosome

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26 Jul 2018
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Purpose of biological anthropology
Examining human and primate variation through research and evolution
Dominant view before evolution?
an unchanging natural world where species strove towards an ideal
Uniforitarianism
the geologic processes that drive the world today have always done so (Lyell)
Catastrophism
Darwin
Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics
Lamarck
certain species had gone extinct over time
Cuvier
Biggest contribution of origin of species
synthesizing of information to document evolutionary change
Culture
a set of learned traits
Natural Selection
within a population, some variations are favored by environmental conditions and others are not;
favorable ones are passed on to the next generation
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