What is Culture?

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Department
ANTH - Anthropology
Course
ANTH 213
Professor
Ford
Semester
Summer

Description
What is Culture? 8/29/13 Archaeology – study of past human culture through recovery, documentation, analysis, and interpretation of material remains and environmental data including architecture, artifacts, features, and landscape Culture – learned and shaped behavior in humans that is passed from generation to generation Ways Culture Can Change: - Independent Invention (i.e. inventions) - Drift (i.e. inevitable variation) - Diffusion – transition of cultural traits from one to another (i.e. migration) Scientific Method = Data Hypothesis Tests More Tests Models Tests Theory Continued Scrutiny Source of Data: 1. Material Culture 2. Documented Record 3. Ethnographic Analogy 4. Experimental Archeology ∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙ Types of Archeology: Types of Artifacts: G
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