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ANTH 195 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Structural Violence
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ANTH 195 Lecture 5 Society and culture are used as interchangeable terms Our experience of culture and society is repeatedly stabilized by symbols, values, norms, and traditions Values: symbolic expressions of intrinsica...

Anthropology
ANTH 195
Megan Tracy
ANTH 195 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Cultural Relativism, Essentialism
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ANTH 195 Lecture 4 Cultural Relativism and Society - How you talk about things matters Essentialism (Wally): - Reduction of complex human experiences and competing identities to static essences pre...

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ANTH 195
Megan Tracy
ANTH 195 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Institutional Review Board, Participant Observation
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ANTH 195 Lecture 3 Anthropology as an interpretive science, not predictive Between setting down the meaning particular social actions have for the actors whose actions they are, and stating, as explicitly as we can manage,...

Anthropology
ANTH 195
Megan Tracy
ANTH 195 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Ethnography, Thick Description
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ANTH 195 Lecture 2 Fieldwork vs. Lab: People in environment vs. controlled research Across variables vs. cutting out variables Understanding a peoples culture exposes their normalness without reducing their...

Anthropology
ANTH 195
Megan Tracy
ANTH 195 Lecture 1: ANTH 195 Lecture 1 -- First Class
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ANTH 195 Lecture 1 What is Anthropology? Broad Global Historical and current Holistic perspective Any aspect of a culture is integrated with other aspects ...

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ANTH 195
Megan Tracy
ANTH 195 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Paralanguage, Speech Community, Social Class

Political organization and political systems Negative Reciprocity -- expectation that both parties attempt to gain what they can while giving as little as possible o Unfriendly Ex: bartering Making Moka ...

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ANTH 195
Megan Tracy
ANTH 195 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Ewe Music, Ewe People, Pantheism

find more resources at oneclass.com Music Exam 2 Notes Africa 1 billion people in Africa over 56 countries 2nd largest continent Over 1,000 languages spoken and 1,000 ethnic ...

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ANTH 195
Megan Tracy
ANTH 195 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Cultural Relativism, Ethnocentrism, They Wait

Anthropology Study Guide Perspectives: Holistic any aspect of a culture integrated with other aspects (expansive) Comparative make the strange, familiar, and the familiar, strange o Taking what we learn from other cultures...

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ANTH 195
Megan Tracy
ANTH 196 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Homo Floresiensis
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Little people of Flores Monday, April 16, 2018 12:05 AM In which country was Homo floresiensis found? -Indonesian island of Flores How tall was H. floresiensis? -3 feet tall How did this species get to the isolated i...

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ANTH 196
Joshua Linder
ANTH 196 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Lee Rogers Berger, Paleoanthropology, Homo Naledi
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Homo Naledi Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:59 PM What and where is the Cradle of Humankind? -a cave called Rising Star, some 30 miles northwest of Johannesburg What is the name of the cave in which fossils of Homo naledi wer...

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ANTH 196
Joshua Linder
ANTH 196 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Fetal Position, Homo Heidelbergensis, Foxp2
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Linder ANTH 196 - April 19 Becoming Human Homo sapiens neanderthalensis (~130,000-30,000 ya) Not found in Africa at all, just in Europe and Western Asia Well within range of...

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ANTH 196
Joshua Linder
ANTH 196 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Oldowan, Homo Heidelbergensis, Richard Wrangham
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Linder ANTH 196 April 17 Evolution of Tool Use (cont.) Homo erectus (1.9 mya 150,000 ya) The first hominin to have travelled out of Africa Fossils have been found in Asia and Southeast Asia (first H. erectus skull found ...

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ANTH 196
Joshua Linder
ANTH 196 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: History Of Africa, Homo Erectus, Australopithecine
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Linder ANTH 196 April 10 Hominins Name Date Site Brain Example Sahelanthropus 7 mya Chad < 400cm Toumai Orrorin 6 mya Tugen Hills, NA Millenium Kenya (skull not found) Man Ardipithecus 4.4 mya Hadar, Ethiopia 300 350cm A...

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ANTH 196
Joshua Linder
ANTH 196 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Mary Leakey, Paranthropus, Pelvis
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Linder ANTH 196 April 3 Hominins Name Date Site Brain Example Sahelanthropus 7 mya Chad < 400cm Toumai Orrorin 6 mya Tugen Hills, NA Millenium Kenya (skull not found) Man Ardipithecus 4.4 mya Hadar, Ethiopia 300 350cm Ar...

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ANTH 196
Joshua Linder
ANTH 196 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Lumbar Vertebrae, Orrorin, Gluteus Maximus Muscle
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Linder ANTH 196 April 3 Evolution of Bipedality What makes humans human? Bipedality Use of complex tools in everyday life and situations Language, articulate speech, reading, comprehension Hairlessness Emotional tearingcr...

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ANTH 196
Joshua Linder

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