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ANTH101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Biological Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Sociolinguistics

Anthropology What is anthropology? Greek word for anthropos: Means man or human being Ology: Branch of knowledge Literally study of human beings Anthropolog...

Anthropology
ANTH101
Vikram Thakur
ANTH101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Working Class In The United States, Economic Anthropology, Barter

What is economics? The branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth Assumes: people know what they want Their economic choices simply express ...

Anthropology
ANTH101
Vikram Thakur
ANTH222 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Clay Minerals, Centrifugal Force, Taphonomy

I. Ceramics a. Clay i. Sedimentary deposit ii. Clay minerals are very specific; composed of miniature, little crystal plates ...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe
ANTH222 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Roy Rappaport, Ganachakra

Effect Affect Real World Unreal World Empirical Non empirical -senses ...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe
ANTH222 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Tokugawa Shogunate, Russo-Japanese War, Unilateral Disarmament

I. Tokugawa Ieyasu a. Unifies Japan for good b. Tokugawa Shogunate Kept the shogun in power, but hes more of a figurehead i. Somes from the shogun, Japanese equivalent of the 5-star...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe
ANTH222 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Arquebus, Matchlock, Pull Technology

I. Match-lock pistol 16 century a. First used in Europe as a wheel-lock, allowing cavalry to be armed for the first time i. Harquebus was the infantry weapon b...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe
ANTH222 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Push Technology, Samaritans

I. Western push technology sickle vs. Balinese rice harvesting knife (pulling upwards) II. Animism the belief that all of nature is animated a. As seen in Bali film b. All of nature in enso...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe
ANTH222 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: James George Frazer, Bronisław Malinowski, Genuflection

I. So what role could the non-empirical world play on technology? a. The traditional society bridges the two worlds all the time. b. Magic = a belief in supernatural force or efficacy (whether something...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe
ANTH222 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Matchlock, Smallpox, Zoonosis

I. Competition in warfare a. Jineta i. Arabian stallions ii. Spanish had been in the Reconquista for 700 years, ending in 1492 iii. Had trained and engaged i...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe
ANTH222 Lecture 14: ANTH 222 - East-West Technology

East West Foundry man Blacksmith Melting down metal Metals are not melted, but bended under Found very early on in China high temperatures. Has to do with natural resources. White iron, low in phosphorus, meaning the melti...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe
ANTH222 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Arquebus, Golden Rule, Lumber

I. Heather Lechtman Style in Technology a. Metallurgist at MIT b. Studies American Indian metallurgy c. Came up with the notion of style and technology d. Style: set of rules...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe
ANTH222 Lecture 13: ANTH 222 - Japanese Weapons

I. By 1483, Japan became the worlds largest weapons manufacturer. a. In 1483, Japan exported 67,000 swords to China. b. This has to do with the level of metallurgy in Japan. c. Samurai armor is different from the west: its...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe
ANTH222 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Lewis Mumford, Zheng He, Foundry

I. Cantilever Principle a. The bracket arm assembly is a series of cantilevers which form a forest of joints to sustain the structure. b. Everything is socketed together with mortises...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe
ANTH222 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: English Longbow, Tendon, Materials Science

I. Complex a. Different objects used together b. Stirrups dont work alone; they are part of a complex that leads to stability on horseback. c. High pommel/cantel saddle ...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe
ANTH222 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Rib Cage, Technological Evolution, Infant

I. A true invention: fire a. Function: keep predators at bay, cooking (easier to digest, alters chemical makeup, provides more protein to the brain, etc.), warmth, light (prolongs da...

Anthropology
ANTH222
Dr. Peter G Roe

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