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ANTHROP 1AA3 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Forensic Anthropology, Taphophobia, Paleopathology

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Midterm Location -TSH Room 120
Required Readings for Midterm:
Chapter 1 (pgs 1-17, 24,34)
Chapter 4 (166-197, 202-208)
Use lecture notes as a guideline for reading text
MUST read text
Film "Hold your Breath" discussion, issues
Lectures up to, and including, next Tuesday
Go over "questions for review" at the end f each chapter
Do MC questions on Avenue
Focus on main ideas
Must Know:
What is Anthro?
4 subfields
characteristics of each subfield (eg archaeologists study material remains of past
Paleopathology, forensic, linguistic, type of research they do
The Scientific Method
Inductive vs. deductive methods
hypothesis vs. theory
Perspectives on Illness
Health systems (e.g. humoral, biomedical)
illness vs. disease
culture-specific syndromes
Humans and Diseases
3 epidemiological transitions - characteristics and when they occurred
(agriculture, industrialization, etc.)
evidence for disease in the past - paleopathology. ways we can look at skeleton,
evidence, limitations of it (sample within a sample within a sample..)
modern diseases
how is death defined? (e.g. Harvard criteria?)
rituals surrounding death
cross-cultural perspectives on infanticide
death investigations - forensic anthropology
death investigations - forensic anthropology (next week)
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