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[ANT101H5] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (149 pages long)


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANT101H5
Professor
Sherry Fukuzawa
Study Guide
Final

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ANT101H5
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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ABDULLAH NASSER
1/2/17
Lecture #1 Introduction
What is Anthropology?
The study of human experience from multiple perspectives
A holistic approach to humankind
o Encompasses both culture and biology
o Anthropos “human”
o Logos “study of”
The Biocultural Approach
Culture
o Human behaviour that is learned and shared by members of a society
o Not biologically inherited
Evolutionary Perspective
o Adaption to an environment
o Scientific method
Four Subfields of Anthropology
Sociocultural
o Holistic study of human behaviour
o Ethnographies
Description of people scientific description of the customs of individual
peoples and cultures
o Cross Cultural Studies (Ethnologies)
Relationship and difference of the customs of individual peoples and
cultures
Linguistics
o The study of human speech and language
o Includes both the origins of language in general and analysis of specific languages
o There is an intricate link between language with culture
Archaeology
o The study of material remains left by cultures, primarily of the past
o Prehistorical
o Historical
o Public archaeology
Biology/Physical Anthropology
o Biological study of humans and their relatives within the framework of evolution
and its relationship to culture
o Humans as primates
o Human ancestry
o Modern human variation
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ABDULLAH NASSER
1/2/17
5 Subfields of Physical Anthropology
Paleontology/Evolutionary Anthropology
o Study of human evolution, particularly through fossil remains
Molecular Anthropology
o Genetics is crucial to understanding evolutionary relationships
o Can examine the genetic relationships between
Human populations
Humans and their primate relatives
Humans and their primate ancestors
Primatology
o Study of non-human primate behaviour & biology
o Primate Paleontology
Study of primate fossil record
Osteology
o Study of modern human skeletons
o Bone biology & physiology
Population relationships
Paleodemography
Paleonutirtion
Paleopathology
Forensic Anthropology
o Pathology is disease
Rickets is when your hip bones bend outward instead of inward, bones go
soft due to vitamin D deficiency
Applied Anthropology
o Application of anthropological principles and research in other fields
o Practical use knowledge & expertise of anthropology
Forensic anthropology
Medical anthropology
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